HCL Volt MX Hackathon 2023

4353 Registered Allowed team size: 1 - 5
4353 Registered Allowed team size: 1 - 5

Winners are announced.

starts on:
Mar 13, 2023, 07:00 PM ()
ends on:
May 23, 2023, 06:59 AM ()



  1. Do I need to pay any money to register for the Hackathon? No. You do not have to pay anything to anyone to register yourself for any Hackathon on HackerEarth.

  2. Do I need to have any specific qualifications to be a participant for the Hackathon? If you love to code, you are more than welcome to participate in the Hackathon.

  3. How do I submit what I have made for the Hackathon? You have to develop the application on your local system and submit it on HackerEarth in tar/zip file format along with instructions to run the application and source code.

  4. Do we need to have the entire idea fully working? The entire idea need not be fully implemented however, the submission should be functional so that it can be reviewed by the judges.

  5. How is the environment? Will your environment support any language? Will you provide any IDE and DB for us to work on ideas? You have to develop the entire software application by downloading Iris (IDE) locally and signing up for a trial of Volt MX to get access to Foundry and submit it on HackerEarth in tar/zip file format along with instructions to run the application and source code. Team members can use the same Foundry instance, by having one member register and invite other members to that account.

  6. Does one have to be online and available for the entire duration of the Hackathon? No, one does not need to be logged in on HackerEarth or be online for the entire duration. You can develop the application on your local system based on the given themes and then submit it on HackerEarth, on the specific challenge page.

  7. Since there is no specific technology mentioned, are there any restrictions on using number of pre-built libraries? You are required to use HCL Volt MX to build the app/component/adapter for the hackathon. Usage of any other third party component in conjunction is not restricted, to the extent you can integrate with Volt MX.

  8. Do I need to give a demo for the product that I have built? If you want you can submit a small presentation or video that demos your submission, however it's not mandatory, and only good to have. In case you are one of the winners, you might be invited to demo your application at a physical event, details of which will be shared with sufficient advance notice.

  9. A fully developed application need to have a solid backend for data storage like SQL, SharePoint etc. since its online, is it accepted to show only the proto type of it? Yes it's absolutely fine to submit just the prototype. For mobile/tablet native apps, provide the 5 digit app preview code (as explained in the orientation video and environment setup guide) with any other credentials required. For web apps, provide the URL and credentials if any. 

  10. If it is a team submission, does that mean all team members will have access to work at the same time? Yes, all team members can login from their account and do application submission on HackerEarth.

  11. Does a submission have to use only one theme? No, a submission can incorporate elements of multiple themes in one submission. In such a case, it would be recommended to call out as to what is the predominant theme, and what other theme elements are used.

  12. Can a team submit only one project? No, a team can submit multiple projects. However each project will be judged individually. You can however consider creating a super app with multiple micro apps to combine them to convey a more integrated story.

  13. Where can i ask technical queries about Volt MX? For technical queries on the product, we recommend you asking a question in Volt MX Developer Community. Register for the Developer community at https://support.hcltechsw.com/community?id=community_external_user_registration. Go through the activation emails to get the community account activated and then access the Volt MX Q&A forum at https://support.hcltechsw.com/community?id=community_forum&sys_id=1cdf6e1a1bf31898beab64e6ec4bcbae (the link is also present in Resources section of this hackathon). For any queries on hackathon themes, submission and such, you can ask in the Discussion Forum section in this hackathon itself.

  14. Who will own the IP(Intellectual Property) Rights to the product that I have built? HCLSoftware will own the IP.

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