FOSS Hack 3.0

FOSS Hack 3.0 is the third edition of FOSS Hack, a hackathon to promote Free and Open Source Software by bringing together students and professionals to build or extend FOSS projects.

4th & 5th March 2023 – Win up to ₹10L in cash

Why Participate?

Win up to ₹10 lakhs in cash
Interact with the FOSS community
Build your reputation as a hacker
Get recognized by recruiters
Grants for your FOSS project
Sign up as a mentor to help other participants

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
Win up to ₹10 lakhs in cash
4th and 5th March 2023

Venue Partner


Organizations who are supporting us to make FOSS Hack 3.0 possible. To sponsor, check out this deck.

Community Partners

Community and groups helping us spread the word in their network


This will be a hybrid mode hackathon. You can participate offline in Bengaluru and or online. 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.

Sorry, the participants have to take care of their travel and stay if they coming from different city.

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

The team size can vary from 1 to 4.

You can find more FAQs on the FOSS United forum.


Folks behind this event

Alfiya Hussain
Graphic design intern at FOSS United
Ashwin Mathew
Content Writer/Freelance Writer.
Devdutt Shenoi
Contributor, Volunteer, SE at Bytebeam
Ganesha Shastry
Design, branding, creatives. Hottakes.
Kaustubh Maske Patil
FOSS Enthusiast
Noel Varughese
Content Writer
Krutika Thakkannavar
Crafting UI/UX at Zerodha
Riya P Mathew
Mon School and Events - FOSS United
Shrilakshmi Shastry
Software developer at Smallcase
Vivek R
Media Management
Sejal Jain
Speaker Management
Vishal Arya
Community Engagement at FOSS United
Aldrin Jenson
Generalist - Software Developer
Adhitya Anilkumar
Maker & Fullstack Developer

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