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Future of Collaboration Hackathon 2013

  • Jul 12, 2013 · 6:00 PM

Join Tata Communications in building more connected collaboration systems! (#collabhack13)

The problem: the industry has come up with a myriad of collaboration tools over the past two decades from high-definition telepresence to beautifully designed group project management environments. These tools are meant to make it easier for people to collaborate across space and time, but what most share is a failure to gain widespread adoption. Instead, teams revert to audio conference calls or emailing around docs and updates as the “at-hand” and universally available tools of choice, despite the obvious limitations of both.

The challenge to hackers: develop collaboration systems that will enhance teamwork and be appealing in some new ways for people to want to adopt them. Collaboration tools can be for real time or non-real time and for same-space or collaboration at a distance.

July 12th-14th, Tata Communications will host a Hackathon dedicated to building the next big thing in bridging the gap so teams are able to work together, regardless of whether they're across the room or across the globe! We’re looking for the next collaboration tools that will become as ubiquitous and easy as a phone call or email.

Participants are particularly encourage to look at how WebRTC ( – a set of open Javascript APIs that enable real-time voice and video chatting natively in supported browsers – can enable new approaches to collaboration.

Prizes will be distributed to participants, plus the opportunity to get in front of leaders in communications and collaboration solutions.



Audience favorite – US : $2K

Audience favorite – Bangalore : $2K

Best use of video collaboration for education: $3K

Best Business Model: $5K

Best U.S.- India Collaboration: $8K

Third prize: $5K

Second prize: $10K

First prize: $15K plus 3-month accelerator program (USA = Nest GSV; India= iAccelerator-CIIE)


2 F1 tickets to Delhi race

Experience the speed to lead with Tata Communications

At the Circuit:

Hosting at the Paddock Club lounge

Tour of the FOM Technical Centre

All day refreshments

The air travel,  hotel stay, airport pick up and drops as well as local travel for the duration of the event will be done by the F1 Tata Communications Marketing team


Judging qualifications


30% - usefulness of solution demonstrated


30% - strength of business model and monetization potential of solution demonstrated


20% - creative usage of open APIs such as WebRTC in the technology stack


20% - market impact

Read Hackathon Contest Rules here.





6.00 pm – 6.30 pm


6.30 pm – 6.45 pm

Shawn Ghosh, TechMeetups, @TechMeetups
opening speech, intro to TechMeetups, rules and agenda

6.45 pm – 7.30 pm

Tata Communications

7.30 pm – 8.30 pm

Pitching Ideas

8.30 pm – 8.45 pm

Networking and dinner

9.45  pm – 10.00 pm

Team announcement

10.00 pm – 9.00 am

Hacking over night, resting


8.00 am – 9.00 am


9.00 am – 10.00 am

Presentations from Silicon Valley

10.00 am

Bangalore Pitches to Silicon Valley

10.30 pm

Teams hack and collaborateLunch

1.00 pm – 2.00 pm


8.00 pm – 9.00 pm


9.00 pm

Bangalore teams pitch to judges in Silicon Valley


8.00 am – 9.00 am


9.00 am – 10.00 am

Final round judging, including Bangalore

finalists and anyjoint U.S.-Bangalore teams

10.00 am

Closing ceremony


About Tata Communications

Tata Communications is one of the world’s leading providers of the connectivity and infrastructure that enable today’s collaboration and communication tools. The company owns and operates over 210,000 km subsea and terrestrial cable and 25% of the world’s lit international bandwidth capacity, and is the world’s largest wholesale provider of international voice and mobile roaming services.

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  • Iliyas S.

    #MongoDB October MeetUp, #Bangalore #India

    Kindly provide your RSVP and share the same within your circle with similar interests,[masked]/


    October 25, 2013

  • Abhijeet G.


    July 4, 2013

  • Ramesh R.

    would like to attend

    June 29, 2013

  • Rohith

    Hi Shawan,

    Specify the Venue with Address, it would be more simpler to find..

    June 26, 2013

    • Silvija

      Hi Rohith, Radhakrishna, We'll announce the venue shortly and let everybody know where that Hackathon is taking place :) Thank you!

      June 26, 2013

  • Prem K.

    We are looking for a designer who is proficient with Photoshop. Please post your interests.

    June 25, 2013

  • Prem K.

    Hi, looking for some help getting a team to work on this. I'm alone.

    June 22, 2013

    • Prem K.

      Ya sure we can team up.. I Will drop u an email

      June 23, 2013

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