Science Hack Day India 2019

October 18th-20th, Belgaum, India Buy Tickets

What is Science Hack Day?

Science Hack Day is a three-day event where anyone excited about making weird, silly or serious things with science comes together in the same physical space to see what they can prototype within 36 consecutive hours. Designers, developers, artists, scientists and people from any background are welcome to attend – no experience in science or hacking is necessary, just an insatiable curiosity. The event is organized by volunteers, and supported via sponsors. SHD India 2019 will be our 4th annual event!

The mission of Science Hack Day is simply to get excited and make things with science! People organically form multidisciplinary teams over the course of a weekend: particle physicists team up with designers, marketers join forces with open source rocket scientists, writers collaborate with molecular biologists, and developers partner with school kids. By collaborating on focused tasks during this short period, small groups of hackers are capable of producing remarkable results. To date, there have been over 60 Science Hack Day events across 22 countries around the globe and more are being planned which are listed on the Global SHD site.

Here’s a video from SHD San Fransisco that shows what the event is like:

What happens at SHD India?

and who can participate?

SHD-India is NOT just another Hackathon. It is an unconference style event that provides immersive experential learning environment for knowledge sharing for all age groups - 5 to 105 years :)

It is fully packed with Hands-on Workshops, Lightning Talks, Science Demos, Hacking Activities, Art and Architectural Installations, Science Show, Fun Games, Stargazing, Camp Fire and many more...In short SHD India is a fusion of Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths, Arts, Architecture, Design with passion, curiosity and creative collaboration.

There is something for everyone

  • For School Kids (Age Group 5-12 years)
    • Science Demos, Aero-show, Drones, Fun Games, Rocket Launching, Hands-on Science and maths activities, Paper Circuits, 3D Pens etc..

  • For Young Scientists (5th to 12th std)
    • Hands on workshops
    • Science toys (Faraday Box - Fun with Electromagnetism)
    • Electronics and Soldering - learn basics of electronics with a cool SHD Electronics Box
    • Science and maths demos, Informative sessions, 3D Printing etc

  • For BSc and Engineering Students and Physics/Electronics Teachers
    • Hands on workshops
    • Python 101 - Learn Python programming language basics
    • Python for Young Engineers and Scientists - with ExpEYES An Open Source Science Lab
    • KuttyPy Connect to the outside world using Python -Microcontrollers for beginners

  • For Highschool/Pre-University Teams
    • Competitive events leading to SHD India Jr Hackers Championship Award
    • Capture the flag
    • STEAM Games
    • Science Demo
    • SHD India Challenge.
      Note: To be a part of this competition each students must buy either workshop ticket or hackers ticket.

  • For Science Lovers and Hackers - PUC/UG/PG Students, Teachers, Engineers, Artists, Architects or any one with curiosity. Participate as a
    • Volunteer - Be SHD ambassadors, help hackers and actively engage young kids in various activities
    • Mentor - Help us conduct workshops or Propose your own hack idea and bring it to reality with a curious team of hackers
    • SHD Hacker - Join hacking teams, learn, share knowledge and have fun. We have planned many activities for you...
      • Science Fun with sensors and transducers - Using SEELablet
      • Bat Dectors, Tesla Coils, 3D Printing
      • Make your own weather station with ExpEYES
      • Python Powered Laser Show -Superimposing music and laser light
      • Chladni patterns and Lissajous Figures
      • Launching high altitude baloons
      • Puzzles,Art and Architectural Installations
      • CTF - Capture the Flag competition
      • Stargazing
      • And many more...

    Magical Moments - Glimpses of Science Hack Day India 2018. Take a look to have an insight into amazing world of SHD-India.. !


Day-0 : 18 October 2019 (Evening 6:00 pm onwards -Only for SHD Hackers and Resident Hackers)

Day-1 and Day-2 : 19th and 20th October 2019


Sankalp Bhoomi Farm Resort , Belgaum, Karnataka State, India

Sankalpbhoomi -The farm resort, totally in tune with nature in its rustic uncorrupted state, stands testimony to saving nature. It was once an abandoned quarry, today natures glory restored. The resort resembles an enchanting oasis, with a thick set of trees, sprawling lawns, and a large lagoon surrounded by picturesque expansive rock walls as backdrop. The venue provides perfect space and ambience for all hacking/making activities. It also offers a complete rejuvenating and relaxing experience for all SHD participants to return with everlasting memories.

How to reach?

By Road

Belagavi / Belgaum is directly accessible via National Highway 4. Belgaum is located 500 Kms from Mumbai, 500 Kms from Bangalore, 300 Kms from Pune and 550 Kms to Hyderabad. There are over night buses available from any of these cities and are very comfortable to travel in. You can also take this opportunity to have a road trip since the path to Belgaum from anywhere has cities along the way. Goa is about 130 Kms away from Belgaum and takes 2-3 hours by road.

By Train

Belgaum Railway station has the code BGM. There are over night trains from Bangalore and Mumbai.

By Air

The airport serving the city of Belgaum is at Sambra, located 10 km from the city on the SH20. Belagavi/Belgaum Airport (IXG) has regular flights connecting Bengaluru, Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad. Air tavel to Belgaum has become affordable thanks to the inclusion of IXG in UDAN-3 scheme.

How to Register?

There are different tickets for workshops and hacker participants. We provide accomodation at the venue for outstation participants. To register please buy a suitable ticket HERE

Organizing Partners


Community Partners

Amazing People/Organizations helping us to make SHD India happen