eBay Inc. Opportunity Hack - Bangalore : Build. Connect. Empower.

eBay Inc Opportunity Hack was created by a cross-functional team at eBay with an idea of bringing together volunteer participants, including employees, with nonprofit organizations to create positive impact.

This year the hackathon event will take place at eBay Inc. Bangalore office, on November 8th & 9th, beginning at 9:00 am on November 8th.

During the hackathon, participants will work together with non-profit representatives to help implement technology solutions to some of their real, day-to-day challenges. 

We invite you to apply to have a project included in the event as a non-profit or volunteer to build a generic tool/app or participate as a hacker to support one of the submitted ideas.

Venue:

PayPal India Pvt. Ltd.

Floor 8, Tower 11, Pritech Park SEZ,

RMZ Eco Space Campus, Bellandur,

Outer Ring Road, Bengaluru,

Karnataka 560103

REGISTRATIONS ARE CLOSED

Thanks for the overwhelming response. We have received more registrations than expected. We are closing the registrations for now.

For the people who have registered for the event , please stay tuned. We will keep you updated with the driving directions, instructions, etc.

Thank you. Happy Hacking for a Social cause!!!

 

Keynote Speaker

Muki Regunathan

Muki Regunathan

Founder & CEO - Pepper Square

Extremely positive, do or die attitude. Believes self-discipline and tenacity are vital to be successful.

Muki started pepper square on Nov 4, 2002 with $11 in his pocket. A self-made guy with 20 years of experience, he lives by the values of simplicity and honesty.

A fifteen minute conversation with him will help you understand how to unlock greater value in your business. It is his characteristic traits of passion, agility and integrity that have placed pepper square on a solid foundation and are taking the company forward.

His focus on delivering projects with impeccable perfection and transparency has seen 80% revenue realized only through word-of-mouth.

Muki has built an environment that motivates everyone to become entrepreneurs. The energy at pepper square is highly contagious, creative and open. So far 13 employees have gone on to become entrepreneurs.

 

Detailed Agenda

Saturday (08th November)

08:00 AM - 09:00 AM            Registrations

09:10 AM                             Event Kick start and Welcome Note by Ramkumar Narayanan, GM, eBay PDCi

09:20 AM                             Keynote Address by Muki Regunathan, Founder and CEO- Pepper Square
10:00 AM  to 11:30 AM          Idea Pitching by Non Profit Organizations

11:30 AM                             Snacks & Refreshments

11:30 AM – 12:00 Noon         Networking and Team formation
12:00 Noon                          Kickoff Gong Bell and Hacking Begins
12:45 PM to 2:00PM              Lunch

2:00 PM – 4:30 PM                Interaction Opportunity with Social Coaches
04:30 PM                              Snacks and Refreshments
07:30 PM onwards                 Dinner
11:30 PM onwards                 Overnight Hacking with Refreshments, Music and Fun

 

Sunday (09th November)

07:30 AM                              Breakfast
10:30 AM                              Snacks & Refreshments
01:00 PM onwards                 Lunch

04:00 PM                              End of Hack Gong Bell
04:00 PM                              Final submission and Refreshments
04:30 PM                              Final Demos and Judging - starts
08:15 PM                              Winner Announcements and Awards Ceremony
08:30 PM                              Thank You Address

View full rules

Eligibility

No Purchase Necessary.  The eBay Inc. Opportunity Hack (“O-Hack” or “Competition”) is open to individuals who are (A) legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia (“US”) who are 18 years of age and older and who are physically located and reside in the US and (B) legal residents of the Republic of India who are 18 years of age or older (“Eligible Participants”). Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited. O-Hack is subject to all US federal, state and local laws. O-Hack is also subject to the local laws of the Republic of India.

Requirements

1. All members of the team must be registered on ChallengePost and should be added to the project submission.

2. Links to GitHub, and video or presentation must be included in project submission.

3. At least two members of the team have to be present in person for demo to the judges.

How to enter

1. Join Opportunity Hack Bangalore on ChallengePost.


2. Come to the event with a team or we will help you build a team of like minded folks.

3. If you are an NGO looking for participating in this Hackathon, please contact DL-eBay-OHackBLR@corp.ebay.com

Judges

Mohit Saxena

Mohit Saxena
Vice President -Technology Founder InMobi

Smita Ramakrishna

Smita Ramakrishna
Co-founder & Managing Trustee - Rangde.org

Rajan Narayanan

Rajan Narayanan
Chairman at PeopleCare Business Solutions P Ltd

Phanimohan Kalagara

Phanimohan Kalagara
Director of Engineering at PayPal

Jeetendra Agrawal

Jeetendra Agrawal
Director of Engineering at eBay

[Social Coach] Alok Agarwal

[Social Coach] Alok Agarwal
Director at EthicsComply.com

Judging Criteria

  • Teamwork
    Ability to work in a team - 5 points.
  • Presentation/Demo
    Creating a world-class project, or world-changing one, requires the ability to get others on board - 10 points.
  • Innovation/Ability to Pivot
    Displaying innovation or the ability to pivot when necessary based on feedback that you have heard from customers - 10 points.
  • Accessible by the Target User Base
    When creating an app to help a population, it is crucial that the target user base actually has access to the technology in question - 10 points.
  • Implementable
    Show how this project would fare from the hack weekend to a master release - 10 points.
  • Open Source Software
    Does your project leverage open source software or libraries? And have you opened your code for others to use as open source - 5 points.
  • Cover all Categories
    All teams must get at least one point in all the above categories. Getting a 0 in any one category will mean they are not eligible to win.