FOSS Hack 2024

FOSS Hack 2024 is the fourth edition of FOSS Hack, a hybrid hackathon to promote Free and Open Source Software by bringing together students and professionals to build or extend FOSS projects.

27th & 28th July, 2024

In-person and Online

Cash Prize up to ₹10 lakhs
Hackathon starts in:

X days


Why Participate?

Win up to ₹10 lakhs in cash
Build your reputation as a hacker
Get recognized by recruiters
Grants for your FOSS project

Rules in a nutshell

Evaluation will be done on basis of code commit during the course of the event
You cannot use external APIs as the core feature
Your project must have a valid FOSS license
The cash prize will be split among the winners at the discretion of the jury
Check out the rules page for more details


FOSS Hack Localhosts are localized, in-person editions of the broader hybrid version of FOSS Hack 2024. Hackers can choose to hack at a localhost in your region. There are several localhosts organised across the country.

Register for FOSS Hack and choose your favoured localhost!

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Bangalore (BTM Layout)


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Bangalore (Church Street)

Samagata Foundation

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Bangalore (Indiranagar)

Devfolio, Indiranagar

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Angadi Institute of Technology and Management

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SSN College of Engineering

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Chennai (kattankulathur)

SRM Institute of Science and Technology

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Delhi Technical Campus

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Muthoot Institute of Technology and Science

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GITAM University

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Symbiosis Institute of Technology

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Jawaharlal Nehru New College of Engineering

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St Thomas Institute for Science and Technology

Partner Projects Programme

An effort to provide FOSS Hack participants with time and mentorship to be able to contribute to curated open-source projects.

  • The partner projects programme offers a curated list of open source projects with issues, for FOSS Hack participants to work on.
  • The participants can look-up issues in a curated list of projects, and propose to contribute to them.
  • Once assigned, these issues can be worked on, and PRs generated.
  • The participants will have access to forum with the maintainers to get onboarding to the project, codebase and other related queries and support.

Explore Projects

Subject to change.

Title Date
Finalising partner projects 10 June 2024
Open issue list to participants 15 June - 5th July
Coordination, issue assignment, onboarding 6th July - 11 July
Prep phase 12 July - 26 July
Hacking 27 July - 28 July
Evaluation 29 July - 19 August


This will be a hybrid mode hackathon. You can participate in person at one of our local editions or virtually. We will live stream a dashboard of commits, PRs and issues of participants' code repositories. During the course of the event, there will be bite sized talks from people from various organizations.

Yes. The prize pool will be divided among the winners based on the merit of projects at the discretion of the jury.

Anything Free and Open Source. The goal of this hackathon is to engage with developers and encourage them to collaborate and build software for public good.

Yes. Contributions in true spirit is something we would love to see. Please make sure you adhere to the contribution guidelines of the project you are contributing to.

If you are unsure of what to contribute to, explore our partner projects.

Sorry, the participants have to take care of their travel and stay.

In case you don't have the budget to travel, you can participate virtually!

The team size can vary from 1 to 4.

No. There is a central prize and mentor poolfor the entire hackathon. All contributions (done virtually or in person at a local edition) are eligible for the prize pool.