Citizen Hack


From conversational bots to RFID based bus tracking systems, 2016 saw 36 teams battle it out and create brilliant technology ideas. We are back this year at Digital Summit 2017 with Citizen Hack! This year you can choose from a wide array of use case areas such as agriculture and healthcare, and then choose a technology area to build your idea. Over 24 hours, teams will battle to prove their worth - if you are ready for the challenge register for Citizen Hack today!

25 Teams | 24 Hours | 6 Use Cases | 3 Winners

Innovative Technologies

At Citizen Hack we love ideas, so we will let you pick the technologies - click on the below tiles to understand the technology scope of what you can build with at the event

Google DialogFlow

IBM Watson

Microsoft Bot Framework


AWS IoT Platform

Watson IoT

Azure IoT Platform




Native Android


R Language



Foundation Technologies

Choose the cloud and compute options that you want to build your ideas upon at Citizen Hack

Venue, Date and Environment

Digital Valley, Visakhapatnam - Andhra Pradesh

Citizen Hack '17 will be held at Miracle Heights, Rushikonda - Miracle's Hilltop APAC Headquarters. The hackathon will provide an unique experience of fun and learning for everybody attending. The competitiveness of the event along with a harassment free environment, mentored by experts and technologists will provide the perfect platform for participants to make their mark.

The event will start at 8 AM IST on December 16th, 2017. and will end at 10 AM IST on December 17th, 2017 with the announcement of the top 3 winners!

Event Rules and Details

  • Each team must consist of a minimum of 2 members and maximum of 4 members - All students must be either 3rd year MCA (or) 3rd/4th year B.Tech students
  • All team members must bring their own individual laptops - WIFI, power and seating will be provided by Miracle
  • Final 25 teams will be selected by Miracle - not all teams that are registered will be selected
  • Any detection of plagiarism, misconduct (or) unlawful behavior will result in disqualification of the team from the event
  • All the teams must participate in the full event

Scoring and Judging

The scoring process will include the review of the final demonstration and presentation along with the overall performance and attitude of the team throughout the event. The following elements will be used to judge the performance and points,

  • Originality of the idea
  • Feasibility of the solution
  • Code Quality and UI/UX of Application
  • Percentage of completion towards solution
  • Time, Task and Team Management
  • Overall behavior and attitude of team
  • Demo and Presentation Quality

Selection Process Timeline

  • Citizen Hack Registrations Open on November 16th, 2017 (Thursday)
  • Registrations for Citizen Hack close on December 5th, 2017 (Tuesday)
  • Final 25 teams announced on December 8th, 2017 (Friday)
  • Teams compete on December 16th, 2017 (Saturday)!

Event Schedule

8 AM

Student Team Reporting and Kit Pickup

9 AM

Opening Keynote and Task Assignment

10 AM

Idea Discussion

11 AM

Coding Starts

1 PM

Working Lunch

4 PM

ReviewRound #1

8 PM

ReviewRound #2

9 PM

Working Dinner

12 AM

Review Round #3

2 AM

Review Round #4

6 AM

Final Review

7 AM

Demo Rounds

10 AM

Winner Announcements

Use Case Topics

Choose from one of our 6 Areas of Interest and build an application around one of the 4 Technology Areas which are Conversational Bots, Connected Solutions, Mobile Applications and Machine Learning


Take the governance of our state to a new level by using technology to effect everyday lives


How can you build smart, connected solutions to enhance the transport of people and goods in the state


In a cash addicted economy, what technology would you use to improve a common man's experience


Known for our engineering prowess - help ideate new technology solutions that can help improve education


From analytics based farming to smart sensors for visibility - the possibilities within Agriculture are endless


Booking Appointments to Tracking Patient Care - do you have an idea that can revolutionize healthcare in the state

Register your team for Citizen Hack today!

Participate in a 24-hour hackathon, build your skills, interact with experts and live the thrill of an opportunity to win the top prize