January 16th - 17th 2016

Porvorim, Goa

Hackathon is back! Last time it was great, this time we make it even better. Unleash your tech savviness. Let loose your coding instincts. Meet like minded people. This weekend, do what you do best. Come join us at Vacation Labs.


We love coding. We love Goa. We love coding in Goa! And we’re building the next-generation of travel-technology products out of Skyvilla, our bungalow-office in Porvorim.. Linux, Ruby, Rails, HTML5, jQuery, AngularJS, Git, and Postgres are the tools of our trade. And yes, we open source.

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Add to My Calendar 2016-01-16 09:00:00 2016-01-17 18:00:00 Asia/Kolkata Vacation Labs Weekend Hackathon Vacation Labs Weekend Hackathon Porvorim, Goa Saurabh Nanda saurabh@vacationlabs.com



09:00 AM

Introductory session & Project ideas discussion

Discuss and decide what you will be building for the hackathon.

09:30 AM

Start Hacking

Start working on your awesome idea.

11:00 PM


01:30 PM

Coding sprint

02:00 PM

Project status check

Show us a quick demo of what you have been working on.

06:00 PM

Hangout time

Get to know other participants

07:00 PM

Dinner followed by movie

08:00 PM


09:00 AM

Coding sprint

09:30 AM


01:00 PM

Coding sprint

Bug fixing, final touches, wrapping-up

01:30 PM


04:00 PM


An awesome experience

Get to meet like-minded techies. Brainstorm for ideas. Code, have fun, code, debug, have fun... you get the idea! Oh, and there's a movie somewhere in between as well.


Sky Villa in Porvorim, with a birds eye view of the Reis Magos hills. Buzzing inside, serene outside, with papayas in the garden, and "Feni" for canine company.

Food and beverages

Meals and beverages on the house while you do your thing. And a movie on Saturday night!


Why cut the good times short? Stay the night over on Saturday with us at Porvorim and start again Sunday!

Frequently Asked Questions
When is the Hackathon?

16th & 17th Jan @ Sky Villa, Porvorim Goa.

Do I have to stay overnight on Saturday or can I go home?

We’d rather you stayed overnight on Saturday. A sleepover with fine food, coding, new friends and sci-fi movie is a great brain enhancer. However, nothing is compulsory - if you'd like to go home, you can.

Is it free?

Yes it is.

And what about food?

We will provide you with breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday and breakfast and lunch on Sunday. Snacks and beverages will be available throughout.

Will I be given a certificate?

No. However, this is an experience that will give you the space to learn and experiment more than any certificate can endorse.

What will we be building?

Infact we'd love to know from you. Apart from our list of ideas, your ideas are welcome too. On Saturday morning, we will have a 90 minute session to brainstorm project ideas and for you to get to know your co-hackers better.

Is registering enough to attend the Hackathon?

After you register, we will go through the details provided and will send you an invite. This hackathon has limited seats, so please put some effort in your registration form.

Will I be working alone or in a team?

You can work in a group or individually. We would recommend working in pairs, but three people may also work together. We feel that a group-size of more than 3 hampers the coding process, more than it helps.

Which technologies do I need know?

You can work on any programming language of your choice.

What do I need to carry with me?

You will need your Laptop (and the charger), pre-configured with software that you require to code. A change of clothes for Sunday will be a good idea! Please make sure that the development environment on your laptop is up and running before you come for the Hackathon so that you don't waste any time setting it up.

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Plot No B/360,
PDA Colony Off NH17,
Near Club Estadia,
Porvorim, Goa.

Time: 09:30 AM to 7:00 PM

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+91 77987 22177
+91 99236 40262


If you have any questions about the Hackathon, please contact us on twitter or on our facebook page.
We will respond for sure.

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