DotSlash 5.0

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7th - 9thJan 2022

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About   Dotslash

DotSlash​ 5.0 is a 36 hours long ONLINE hackathon which is completely managed by students of SVNIT, Surat. It is a platform for developers around the world to use their innovative skills to produce something new and useful for the society.

Explore the realms of Web and Mobile based applications while developing your ideas. You are free to use any framework and any code fragment, until and unless it is open sourced. The limits are endless and the possiblities are infinite.

Problem Statements will be released on 26th December.
Kindly checkout the full schedule below for more details.

Supported   by


Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat is a leading technical Institute not only at national level but also at International level for imparting training to students as per the needs of technology. It is also envisaged to provide the necessary infrastructure to take up research work and to provide the mechanism to interact with industries effectively.


ASHINE is a Technology Business Incubator located at the centre of Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology (SVNIT), Surat spread across 250 acres of lush-green campus having all the modern educational and recreational facilities for students. With an infrastructure that can support 30+ tech and non-tech startups and 200 startup enthusiasts from across the nation.


ACM NIT Surat is a student chapter highly focused on planning and organizing events for coding, development, design etc. Founded in 2005, the chapter has been a centre for various learning, fun, and productive activities. Be it coding challenges, hackathons, quizzes, or application development, the activities of the chapter are widely acknowledged in the institute and keenly looked for.



1st Prize

Coming soon!

2nd Prize

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3rd Prize

Coming soon!


23rd Nov 6:00 pm

Registration Starts

Registration for the fifth edition of DotSlash hackathon begins! Click on the "Apply with Devfolio" button on our website and fill out your details. You can always register individually and form a team later. RSVP will be done closer to the hackathon.

20th Dec - 5th Jan

Workshop Series

Every evening an informative speaker session will be conducted. The platform and link for the session will be shared on our website and Discord server before the event date.

26th Dec 6:00 pm

Release of Problem Statements

Problem statements focussing on the recent and trending topics in the field of research and development will be released.

4th Jan 11:59 pm

Registration Ends

This is the end of the registration phase. Teams should ensure all their members have registered on Devfolio before this date.

4th Jan 11:59 pm

Idea Submission

Participating teams will have to select any one of the problem statements and submit an idea about how they are planning to go about their hack.

7th Jan 7:00 pm

Opening Ceremony

The inauguration ceremony of DotSlash 5.0 will start. Participants will be briefed on rules and regulations, schedules, and other information regarding the hackathon.

7th Jan 9:00 pm

Virtual Onboarding

Teams will be checked in before the main event commences. Participants are requested to make sure that their team members are present and all the prerequisites for the event are fulfilled.

7th Jan 10:00 pm

Hacking Starts

Coding time starts! The participating teams can utilize their private team rooms on the discord server to discuss and develop their hack based on their chosen problem statement.

9th Jan 10:00 am

Final Submission - Coding Time Ends

This is the end of the 36 hour coding period. Teams will have to submit their final work. After this point, no addition to the project will be allowed.

Frequently Asked  Questions


play_arrowWho can participate?

All university students irrespective of any course are eligible to apply.

play_arrowWhat is the registration procedure?

Simply click on "Apply with Devfolio" button on our website and fill out the form. RSVP and other details will be shared closer to the hackathon.

play_arrowCan we apply as a team?

Yes! You can have a maximum of 3 members per team. If you don't have a team, you can participate individually. We'll have team formation at the time of hackathon.

play_arrowWhat does “Application Under Review” mean on Devfolio dashboard?

It means we have successfully received your application. Once you submit your idea after the problem statements are released, we will accept you for our hackathon. Please note that at this stage the submitted ideas will not be evaluated.

play_arrowWhat is the registration fee for hackathon?

Glad you asked. Its completely Free!!!

play_arrowWhat will be the mode of conduct of hackathon?

Due to the current pandemic situation, mode of conduct will be ONLINE this year.

play_arrowWhat do I get by attending DotSlash?

Pretty much everything from socializing with fellow hacker communities. And yeah we’ll have prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place. Most of all, you will gain an unparalleled learning experience and memories for a lifetime! You will also get a cool geeky T-Shirt, Certificate of Participation and a bag full of swags.

play_arrowWhat will be the theme for DotSlash?

Not to worry, the problem statements will be based on a variety of theme options.

play_arrowWhat if I've never been to a hackathon before?

Then we're so glad DotSlash will be your first ever! It’s helpful to have some programming or technical experience, but it’s not a requirement. We’ll have talks, mentors and workshops to help you with your project.

play_arrowWhere can I find updates?

Join us on Discord and follow us on Instagram for all the updates. Also we will be reaching out to you via mail. To receive the updates through mail, kindly register for the hackathon.