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About Codefest: Linguipedia

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 from 22nd - 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, you will get exclusive benefits on India's Largest Data Science Event, in Bengaluru, DataHack Summit 2017 

  • Top 10 contestants will get a 25% OFF on Conference Tickets (2 days and 3 days Pass)
  • Contestants from ranks 11-20 will get a 15% OFF on Conference Tickets (2 days and 3 days Pass)


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.

Registration Fee