What is FOSS Hack?
FOSS Hack 2020 is an online hackathon organized by the FOSS United Foundation to promote the creation and use of FOSS in India. We invite developers—professionals and students—from all over India to compete for a cash prize of ₹10L by building Free and Open Source software and have fun doing it.
Free Software for a Free Society
Introducing FOSS United and why are we doing this?
Authors, maintainers and voices from the tech world.
Shakthi KannanFree Software Developer
Anand ChitipothuSoftware Artisan
Liyas ThomasAuthor of Hoppscotch
Vipul GuptaSoftware Engineer, Balena
Jaskirat SinghFounder, Codeuino
Vinit ShahdeoSoftware Engineer, Postman
Folks running the show behind the scenes.
Kailash NadhHacker, Tinkerer, CTO at Zerodha
Krutika ThakkannavarCrafting UI/UX at Zerodha
Rushabh MehtaFounder and CEO of Frappe
Rohan VermaFOSS enthusiast and dev at Zerodha
Shivam MishraMaking Free Software at Frappe
Shridhar PatilDeveloper at Zerodha
Vishal AryaCommunity Engagement at FOSS United
What is the format of the hackathon?
This will be an online hackathon. We will live stream a dashboard of commits, PRs and issues of participants' code repositories. During the course of the event, there will be bite sized talks from people from various organizations.
I am not a student, can I particpate?
Yes. The prize pool will be divided among the winners based on the merit of projects at the discretion of the jury.
What can I build?
Anything Free and Open Source. The goal of this hackathon is to engage with developers and encourage them to collaborate and build software for public good.
Can I contribute to existing projects?
Yes. Contributions in true spirit is something we would love to see. Please make sure you adhere to the contribution guidelines of the project you are contributing to.
Can I discuss ideas and collaborate publicly?
Yes. Feel free to discuss, solicit ideas, seek collaborations, and build teams however you want.
Where can I find all the rules of the event?
I have more questions
You can post queries on the FOSS Hack forum