Unacademy OpenHack

We received a lot of great applications this year and we thank you for your interest!

We had a difficult time choosing our favourite candidates due to the limited selection of the program. We selected the ones below on a couple parameters including past projects, attention to detail and more.

Thank you for applying, and keep an eye on the space for more!

March 25 - 31, 2019  •  Unacademy HQ, Bengaluru

Registrations closed on March 9, 2019

What's in it for you?

Learn and hangout

Opportunity to work alongside the Unacademy engineering and design teams in our Bengaluru headquarters.

Exciting Rewards

Code and win exciting prizes over the week from five star dinners to cool gadgets! ₹25,000 stipend for the OpenHack week.

Chance to get a full time offer

Top hackers in OpenHack will be given full time offers to work at Unacademy.

Meet the Guides

Head of Design

Abhinav Chhikara

Designing interactive learning experiences across platforms. Runs a YouTube channel, previously ran a music startup and wrote a book.

Head of Engineering

Alok Maurya

I live to code. Have started and led engineering at multiple startups. CS grad from MNNIT Allahabad, previously at Flatchat and Citrix.

Lead - Frontend Engineering

Saurabh Maheshwari

I build applications to give an experience to consumers which they have never imagined. I lead the Frontend and Android efforts here at Unacademy.

Technical Architect

Arpit Bhayani

Passionate about code, design, mathematics and everything that is up in the sky. Search is what me and my team are obsessed with. CS post grad from IIIT Hyderabad, previously at Amazon.

Lead - Machine Learning

Vaibhav Sinha

Problem solver, working with myriad tools and technologies. My team deals with all-things-data @ Unacademy. Previously Swiggy, Freshworks, Cisco.

Android Engineer

Milind Bableshwar

Fiddle with all things Android. Get my dopamine by pushing to production and improving user experiences. Previously at Playo, National Instruments.

iOS Engineer

Kushagra Gupta

Transforming caffeine to code. Working with iOS and React Native to create engaging learning experiences. Previously at Practo.

Frontend Engineer

Priya Pandian

Building experiences across web, apps and mobile web. Most recently, shipped a revamped mobile web experience!

Backend Engineer

Vikas Chahal

An avid learner, passionate traveller and quick witted problem solver. IT grad from NIT Kurukshetra, previously at Zoomcar.

OpenHack Zones

Scaling and Performance

Solve complex engineering problems across the stack to make online education accessible to millions

Machine Learning

Design and build self learning algorithms to provide personalized learning for everyone

Product Design

Design product solutions for the next Billion. Challenge the status quo and have real impact

From our team


Why is OpenHack invite only?

OpenHack is a new concept which was launched in the month of February 2019 to have a closer engagement between students and Unacademy technology team. Since this is the first year of OpenHack, we have selectively invited certain campuses for this program. We plan to include many more campuses in the years to come.

Who should register for OpenHack?

Any 4th year BTech / BE student of the invited campuses can register themself for OpenHack. It is open for all the branches.

When and where is OpenHack taking place?

OpenHack is taking place from 25th March 2019 to 31st March 2019 at Unacademy's HQ in Bengaluru.

Will I have to plan my own travel and stay for OpenHack?

Don't worry. We have you covered for travel and stay for the duration of OpenHack.

I already have a placement offer. Can I still register for OpenHack?

Absolutely! We are open to registrations from all 4th year students.

Will all selected students be paid stipend for OpenHack?

Yes, of course! All the final invited students for OpenHack will be receiving Rs 25k as stipend

Do I need to prepare something before coming for OpenHack?

Bring your A-game and you will have nothing to worry about!

Do I get to select an area of work for OpenHack?

OpenHack has three main zones of work; Scaling & Performance, Machine Learning and Product Design. All students can fill their respective preferences in the registration form. All efforts will be made to ensure students are allocated work in their area of interest.