• Developthon 2018 Deshpande Foundation India Startup Dialogue 2018 Sandbox Startups
    Code For Social Impact


Developthon is a 24 Hrs Hackathon which intends to find Technological Solutions for Social Problems. We believe the technology has the power to spark positive vibes among our communities. We bring together students / professionals and individuals from all backgrounds to bridge the gap between technology and innovation, with a belief to inspire individuals to build creative tools that can be used to tackle biggest issues. Our community welcomes everyone, including all levels of programming skills. We encourage all students/professionals to join, as there will be mentors to help and teach you about new technologies.

Matchmaking and Concierge

If you need help in forming a team or finding one to join, I am here to help. I’ll be at the Hackathon desk in the commons area front of Town Hall starting Friday evening and during most of the conference, and I will help you find the people you need.

As the teams emerge and everyone has found a place, I will also be acting as concierge to help you find solutions to problems that you encounter. Need someone who knows spherical trigonometry to make your app work? Let me help you find them.

Why You Should Come !!

The 24Hrs at Sandbox is where the best developers come together to play, hack and ship. But they aren’t the only reason why we come to this event. We come because we love it. Everybody else comes for the same reason. The way that we work together is what creates a special experience and the relationships that come out of it are truly valuable.

  • Meet & Network with individuals from different domains
  • Networking opportunity with 200+ Startup founders.
  • Get mentored by domain experts
  • Chance to get hired by High Growth Startups
  • Practical Exposure to corporate level coding.
  • Real time Experience of building the complete platform within 24hrs.
  • Winners will get a chance to Visit Tech Companies.
  • Win Exciting Goodies.

Registration has been closed!!

Thank you for your interest in Developthon 2018. Due to overwhelming response, we have closed registrations.
However you are requested to write to us at manjunath.sandbox@dfmail.org / 951-331-5792 for special consideration. Thank you.
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Venue: Deshpande Foundation, Skill Development Center, Airport Road, Hubballi, Karnataka 580030
Date: 2, 3 February, 2018
Time: 2nd Feb, 2018 @ 8:30 AM to 3rd Feb, 2018 @ 12:00 PM


Anything! Website? Cross-platform mobile app? Wearable that tickles you? Concerts in virtual reality? Neural Net diagnostics? Sounds great! Creations will be judged on creativity, innovation, technical skills and utility.

Any graduate/undergraduate students or professionals who are over 16 years of age. Regardless of your experience, education, background or anything else as long as you are passionate about learning, building and having fun.

Absolutely zero. We want you here because you have a passion for creating, not because you know how to run Map Reduce jobs on 20 Cassandra clusters through a Rails app which is using node serial to pull coordinates from a Raspberry Pi. Even if you are brand new to programming, this is the perfect opportunity to learn. There are plenty of people to learn from and help you along the way so just ask.

Rs. 300/-Person. To make it even better, we'll throw in a ton of swag, food, Wi-Fi, workspaces and caffeine while you are here.

We are looking for novices, experts and everyone in between. We are really looking out for people who can show they have a passion for creation and learning.

Teams can be up to 4 people. It is not necessary to have a team before the event or have one at all. Hacking with friends is more fun though. There will be plenty of time after the opening ceremony to form teams if you don't have one yet.

A Laptop, charger, mouse, keyboard, extraneous hardware, light jacket and any hygienic products should be helpful. Don't bring anything you wouldn't bring on an airplane.

Of course! We will have workshops running through the whole event from industrial giants. A complete list will be coming soon.