Codefest: Enigma

Online 22-09-2017 08:00 PM to 24-09-2017 08:00 AM
  • 625


  • 47

    Number of Teams

  • Prizes worth INR 50K and top 20 will get discounts on DataHack Summit tickets


The Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT(BHU) Varanasi, is proud to present the fourth installment of its highly anticipated coding festival,Codefest, that will be held from22nd - 24th September 2017. The previous editions have witnessed remarkable success at a global level - from the inaugural edition in 2010 to the rebooted 2016 edition which was especially remarkable in terms of its reach. This edition would build upon last year's success in a way that will definitively mark this annual programming extravaganza as a dream weekend for coding enthusiasts across the world.

A look back at Codefest'16-

  • 13,257 unique visitors
  • 10,435 participants
  • 2,024 institutions
  • 92 countries
  • INR 450,000 Prize Money
  • At a brief glance, 628 teams (team size = 2) registered for our Machine Learning event (Enigma) competing for prizes worth INR 60,000. Our event sponsor was Microsoft.


Top 10 rankers of the hackathon will be awarded

  • Rank 1: ‎INR 20K
  • Rank 2: ‎INR 12K
  • Rank 3: INR 8K
  • Rank 4-10: INR 1K
  • Rank 1 in IIT (BHU) Varanasi: INR 3K

This is not all, if you get in the top 20, youwill get exclusive benefitson India's Largest Data Science Event, in Bengaluru,DataHack Summit 2017


Contest Guidelines

  • One person cannot participate with more than one user accounts.
  • Appropriate taxes will be applicable on the prize money.


  • You are free to use any tool and machine you have rightful access to.
  • You can use any programming language or statistical software.

Solution Checker

  • You are free to use solution checker as many times as you want.
  • Adding comment is mandatory for use of solution checker
  • Comments will help you to refer to a particular solution at a later point in time.

Final Submissions

  • Setting final submission is mandatory. If you don't make final submission, your entry would be dis-qualified.
  • No submissions would be entertained after the hackathon ends.
  • Code file is mandatory while setting final submission. For GUI based tools, upload zip file of snapshots of steps taken by you, else upload code file.
  • The code file uploaded should be pertaining to your final submission. If we find any discrepancy between the two, your entry would be dis-qualified.

Team formation

  • Maximum of 2 people can form a team.
  • In case a team wins, prize would be distributed equally among team members
  • Team once created can't be dissolved.
  • Teams can't be merged.

Expected conduct

  • At any point in the hackathon, you are expected to respect fellow hackers and act with high integrity.
  • Slack Live Chat admins hold the right to blacklist / block any participant found to use foul / disrespectful language. Chat forum will be closely monitored.
  • Analytics Vidhya holds the right to disqualify any participant at any stage of competition if found indulged in fraudulent practices.

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