November 2-4, 2018


About Event

October brings in charisma to our lives, be it the advent of winters or the festival of lights. This year October brings in another jewel to add to the festivities, Version β: Possibly India’s biggest hackathon in the near future. Version β stands for a cause; To eliminate rote learning from the academic lives and inculcating spirits of innovation and experimentation among the youth. Hackathons are yet to become the part of the regular norms in the fast developing nation, hence, few tech-enthusiasts from ISTE Students' Chapter MANIT took the charge to do so. With enterprises lining up for bare talents who can innovate and create something of their own, all that the students need is a podium to showcase their talents. With a vast pool of talented individuals shortlisted by a rigorous selection procedure, Version β holds the key to overall development in the social and technical aspects of an individual.

Venturing out in the unknown to create something of worth has never been easier; you succeed, you walk home with a revolutionary product, you fail and there’s nothing you could have lost. There’s just you, your team, and 36 hours to dive into the unknown and rise up with what could possibly be the Google of our era. And the best part, your food and stay are totally free!

About Mascots

Considering the need for a change of perspective, we shifted to a whole other species. Dolphins. They've been known to be extremely smart creatures, second only to man in terms of wit. They are excellent predators, thanks to their outstanding teamwork skills. Echolocation proves to be their great source of communication which is only understood by another from their kind. Well, not unlike our hackers. Takes one to know one, that is.

So to take the boredom and monotony out of the equation, here's some help. Introducing Shun and Uno, our very own mascots. They'll be guiding you throughout the event; through times when you have to scratch your head with the technicalities. And since they're dolphins, you can expect all of your problems to be solved!

Event Schedule

20 Oct, 2018

11:59 PM

Idea Submission Ends

23 Oct, 2018

05:00 PM

Announcement of Shortlisted Teams

2 Nov, 2018

5:00 PM

Opening Ceremony

6:00 PM

Seminar by MOZILLA

3 Nov, 2018

12 : 00 AM

Hack Begins!

10 : 00 AM


1 : 00 PM


8 : 00 PM


4 Nov, 2018

12 : 00 AM

Tshirt Distribution

10 : 00 AM


01 : 00 PM - 04:00 PM

Presentation and evaluation by Judges

05 : 00 PM

Felicitation & Feedback Session

Prizes & Rewards


Amazon Echo


Seagate 1.5 TB HDD


Google Home Mini


Zebronics Transformer Keyboard + Mouse

INR 40,000

worth vouchers and books on competitive programming.

$5000 AWS Credits
€600 Agastya

Free APIs and premium access to Agastya to all participants during hackathon.

$1000 Credits

$200 Credits each
for Top 5 teams.

Free Annual Subscription

to the winning team for Jetbrains' IDE of their choice.
Free Jetbrains Stickers
to all the participants.

In-kind Credits

of Sketch app licences.
Exciting goodies.

INR 5,000

Special prize for project on their platform.
Exciting Hasura stickers to all participants.

Free Rides

of 12 hrs, 10 hrs and 8 hrs to top three teams respectively.
20% off coupons to all participants.


What is Version β?

Version β is the annual Hackathon organized at Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal. It is one of the largest student-organized hackathons in Central India.

Registration - as a team or individually ?

You can register as a team only.

Who runs Version β?

Version β is run by ISTE SC MANIT(Indian Society for Technical Education Students' Chapter MANIT, BHOPAL).

Who can Participate?

Anyone having a valid student ID card of their college or university is eligible to take part in the competition.

What should I bring?

We’ll send you a comprehensive list once it’s closer to showtime, but it’ll be basically what you’d need for any sleepover: laptop, charger, deodorant (!), change of clothes. You won’t need food or drinks; we’ve got you covered there.

Can a team have members from different colleges?


How would I know whether I am selected or not?

We will revert back to you with e-mails provided on the registration form.

Will I be provided with accomodation?

Yes, participants selected for the event will be hosted in the MANIT Bhopal campus. Food and accomodation for the entire duration of the event will be provided for the team members only.

When will the registration open?

The registrations have commenced and will be open till 20 October, 2018.

How many persons can be there in one team?

One team can have a minimum of 1 and maximum of 4 members.

Having any other query?

The ISTE team is eagerly waiting for you on Facebook or mail us instead.

What do people normally make?

You can make anything you like. Most of the hacks revolve around web or phone apps, or working with hardware.

What are you looking for in an application?

Above anything else — passion. Tell us what you care about, what excites you. We want to know what’ll drive you to start and continue hacking, whether it’s your first time or your fifteenth. If there’s something about you that stands out from the “typical” hacker, we’d love to hear about that, too!

How much does it cost to attend?

Zero. Version β is free for everyone.

Will you be offering travel reimbursements?

We would support you if you can't afford to travel to Version β. Shoot us a mail if you need reimbursements.


ISTE MANIT is organising a first of its kind workshop on Competitive Programming ​by Coding Blocks. ​The workshop will act as a guide to ace coding interviews as well. Competitive programming is not just about solving questions, that's just the programming. The competitive part comes when the solution has to be efficient and has to be submitted as fast as possible. All successful competitive programmers have some tricks up their sleeves which separate them from the rest. A strong knowledge of Data Structures and Algorithms is obviously a prerequisite to be a successful competitive programmer, which in turn helps you in the interviews. Rest assured, this workshop will help you see an extra dimension of competitive programming.

Registrations Closed!


Many of us know Mozilla because of its web browser Mozilla Firefox. But that is just the tip of the iceberg. Mozilla is a pioneer when it comes to open source and has one of the largest open source communities in the world. It is a regular participant in the Google Summer of Code. Developer Circles is an initiative taken by Facebook to promote development by bringing like minded developers under one roof. This seminar is an opportunity to learn the art from the masters themselves. Open source contribution is something that can teach you how to code a thousand times better than books. But as it is with every field, newbies have to struggle to maneuver in the world of open source and many thus give up. But after a proper one on one session with the stalwarts, one can easily venture into the field of open source. Moreover the seasoned mentors will also mould you on how to approach tech giants for jobs and internships.

Our Sponsors

Collaboration Partner

Community Partner

Technology Partner

Associate Partner


Platform Partner

Outreach Partner

Promotions Partner

Merchandise Partner

Travel Partner

Media Partners

Interested in sponsoring VERSION β? Just drop a mail at istescmanit@gmail.com

Registrations are now closed!!!

Contact Info


Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal


Nikhil Moghe +91 8989208783
Tarun Goyal +91 8349265956

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