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Saturday, 28 Nov 2020

Animation Hackathon from FOSSEE, IIT Bombay

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Greetings from IIT Bombay.

I seek your help to bring to the attention of your students and faculty an Animation Hackathon that we are organising.  This work is coordinated by FOSSEE, IIT Bombay. 

We have this promotional video on the hackathon: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1lDmQq7enbDNQe6FRaX5vjrTUR-50MdDS.

Some details of the hackathon are given below:

  • This hackathon is jointly organised by FOSSEE, IIT Bombay jointly with AICTE, Whistling Woods International and IDC, IIT Bombay
  • One can register here: https://hackathon.fosseeapps.in/synfig/ until 24 November 2020
  • There is no entry fee
  • The hackathon duration is from 25 November 2020 to 15 December 2020
  • The objective of the hackathon is to create a 2 minute animation
  • The theme for the hackathon will be announced on 25 November 2020
  • Participants can be in teams of up to 4 members
  • Age, education, etc., are no bar - anyone can participate
  • All animation entries have to be created using the open source software, Synfig
  • One can self-learn Synfig using Spoken Tutorials in English, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Tamil and Telugu, available here: https://spoken-tutorial.org/tutorial-search/?search_foss=Synfig&search_language=English - one can start learning the software right away
  • Participation certificates to all completed entries and prizes for winners
  • Excellent from the point of view of education, employment, recognition, fun, etc.