About

"There is only one thing stronger than all the armies of the world: and that is an idea whose time has come."
   — Victor Hugo
ICon (Innovative Conference) is an event which aims to bring hidden/unknown ideas/ innovations in front of the world. By bringing together, we create a unique platform for participants to learn, exchange ideas and collaborate with experts.
The year 2020 brought various kinds of crises which changed our lives drastically. From the COVID-19 Pandemic to Forest Fires in Australia, crashing world economies to ravaging floods, these emerging crises have not only made our lives more vulnerable, but also warned us of the problems we may face in the future. So, we would like to invite projects based on the topic - “Engineering Solutions to Emerging Crisis”.
The participants will be allotted a time slot of 10 minutes in which they would be expected to do a presentation of their scheme and can demonstrate their idea. During this time, they need to showcase the significant points of their project and present it to the experts. This shall be followed by a short questionnaire by the experts.


Conduction of Event

• Participants will have to register for this event online, by submitting brief information about themselves as well as their idea related to the topic. Due to the Pandemic situation, the entire event will be conducted online. The selected participants will have to present their ideas on the day of the event to the experts through Webex, an online platform.
• Participants can use one or more following options to present their ideas.
       ○ Poster presentation
       ○ Video presentation
       ○ Audio Presentation
       ○ Slides/Powerpoint
• We recommend that you include a prototype of the project in your presentation. After all the teams have finished their presentations, there will be a break during which they can interact with the experts.


Selection Criteria

• Participants are required to attach a document which includes a brief description of their idea and details of all the team members and email it to amalthea.icon@gmail.com.
• Participants can submit a video/documentary regarding their idea to ICon (optional but recommended) on the above email id.
• All Teams will have to register and submit the brief before 19th January, 2021. Only selected teams will be allowed to present their ideas on the day of the event.
• Teams will be selected based on the distinctiveness of your idea. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Selected teams will be notified through email.


Judging Criteria

• Affordability
• Sustainability
• Excellence
• Distinctive


RulesDownload Rulebook

• A Team can consist of a maximum of 5 members. The Team should register their team name and team leader on the Registration form. We will only communicate with the person registered as the team leader.
• If any team is found to be involved in an unethical practice such as cheating, plagiarism, copying, copyright violation, etc., they shall be disqualified immediately.
• At a later stage, if a team is accused of violation of the copyright of any particular idea or research, then Amalthea and ICon will not be responsible and accountable for any charges held against them.
• At any stage of the event, if any team is found to have misconduct, they shall be disqualified.
• All the selected teams must be present on the day of the event at the given time for introduction and briefing. Further information regarding presentation schedule will be mailed to the qualifying teams.
• Kindly note that all participants are free to stay in the meet, but only the team presenting to the panel will be allowed to unmute and present.
• We are not responsible for any kind of network issues or any discrepancies in audio/ video during the team presentation. Considerations will be made only under special circumstances.
• Any requests for change in schedule must be sent via email by the team representative at least an hour before the event.
• ICon only has the responsibility of conducting the event smoothly, and the results of the event shall be solely decided based on the interactions the teams have with the experts. ICon is not responsible for the judgments the experts take.
• ICon is not responsible for arranging any further interactions of participants with the experts, however, if any of the experts wish to contact any of the participants, they may do so with their own interest.
• ICon holds the right to change the event format, medium or structure at any point without prior notice to the participants.


Prizes

• 1st Position = INR 10000
• 2nd Position = INR 7000
• 3rd Position = INR 5000
• Certificates issued by Amalthea will be awarded to all the selected participants who appear online on the date of the presentation.


Contact

• Adarsh Golait
      
       +91 8609772536
• Sayan Biswas
      
       +91 7998084835

About

AutoDesk Fusion 360 is an essential software for students. It's the first 3D CAD, CAM, and CAE tool of its kind, connecting your entire product development process into one cloud-based platform. Fusion 360 helps students and educators prepare for the future of design.
Amalthea brings to you a great opportunity to master this software and add to your skillset! In the Fusion 360 Design Contest, students will submit a model based on the problem statement, which will be released a day before the contest starts.
The best part, we will be conducting a workshop on how to use Fusion 360, which will be taught by expert instructors from AutoDesk ! The workshop and the contest is open to all, and has no participation fee.


Participation

• All participants will participate individually.
• Other than having the AutoDesk Fusion 360 software installed, there are no prerequisites to participate.
• There is NO participation fee.


Workshop GuidelinesDownload Rulebook

• There is no eligibility criteria or any fee to attend the workshop. Anyone can join the workshop.
• Participants are advised to have the software AutoDesk Fusion 360 installed before the workshop on their device. Working alongside the instructor is a great hands-on experience and is the best way to learn the software.
• The Workshop will be held online. The link and the details to join will be shared shortly after the registration.


The Design Contest

• The design contest will start on 21:00 IST, 2nd January 2021, and will run till 21:00 IST, 16th January 2021. Design submissions will only be accepted during this period.
• The organisers hold the rights to make changes in the event format or structure without prior notice to the participants. The participants would be informed regarding any changes via mail beforehand.
• Plagiarism is strictly prohibited. If a participant is found to have plagiarized or have used any unauthorised sources anywhere in the model, strict actions (which may include disqualification also) will be taken after proper investigation.
• Only the submissions made on the AutoDesk Fusion 360 software will be considered for the prize. This is the installation manual.
• The participant will have to submit .f3d file along with the .pdf file (the participant is encouraged to use the provided template). Empty submissions will be disqualified.
• Submission details will be sent to the registered email address.
• All the participants should register on the Fusion 360 software through their mail ID.
• All rights of the project developed during the competition strictly belong to the owner of the corresponding project.
• The organizing team has the sole right to decide over disqualification of any participants that do not abide by the rules and regulations of the competition.
• Judging Criteria:
      • Points will be awarded on the basis of innovation, creativity, design of CAD model, economic feasibility and use of software features (for example, rendering, animation, generative design and simulation if possible).
      • The decision of the judges will be considered as fnal and no other participant is allowed to question their judgement.
      • The prizes (not specifed otherwise) will be awarded solely based on the decision of the judging panel and the organisers.


Prizes

• Rank 1 - INR 7,000
• Rank 2 - INR 5,000
• Rank 3 - INR 3,000
• There will be prizes during the workshops also, which will be announced shortly before the workshop.
• Certifcate of participation in the workshop will be provided, only if the attendee attends the whole workshop (more than cumulative 3.5 hours of presence. Workshop is of 4 hours, there is a bufer time of half an hour).
• Certifcate of participation in the contest will be provided, only if the participant makes a submission which follows all the above guidelines (ie 5th point of 'The Design Contest').


Contact

• Videh Patel
      
       +91 8849885100
• Xhitij Choudhary
      
       +91 98331 71140

About

To all the enthusiastic coders out there, this event is solely for you!
D'Code is a 3 hour long competitive programming contest that tests your algorithmic skills. This contest is based on Data Structures and Algorithms. Cash prizes up to 15k await the winners. Every year, D'Code sees national and international participation.
So whether you are a rookie looking to polish your skills, a climber wanting to improve his rating, an expert aiming for the top prize, or a coding addict who's in just for the thrill, D'Code is the place for you!
There is no participation fee.


Participation

• To participate, all you need is a CodeChef account.
• If you do not have a CodeChef account, you can create one here.
• There is no participation fee.


Rules

• All participations are expected to abide by the CodeChef Code of Conduct.


Prizes

• Caash prizes upto INR 15,000.


Past Winners

• Ashutosh Agarwal (India) - Country rank 847 on CodeChef as on 22nd Oct, 2020.
• Hanit Banga (India) - Country rank 1 on Codeforces as on 22nd Oct, 2020.
• Minora Fujita (Japan) - Global rank 15 & Country rank 1 on CodeChef as on 22nd Oct, 2020.


Contact

• Yash More
      
       +91 9511845803
• Xhitij Choudhary
      
       +91 9833171140

About

Crypto-Trading: A business to make easy money by making a few clicks on time! Is it so? Check out what graph crunching and timely clicks real Crypto-Trading takes, right here in CryptoRush. We bring forward an opportunity to feel and act like a real Crypto-Trader without any risks. Here's how you sum it up. Mock Money, Real-Time Rates, Real Brokerage Rates and Real courage to make a worthy investment!
CryptoRush, a week-long event will be conducted on Roostoo. Each participant starts off with $50,000 worth of virtual currency, and the contestant, through trading and speculations, who ends up with the most value at the end of the week is declared the winner.
CryptoRush is powered by WazirX, India's largest cryptocurrency exchange platform. Exciting prizes worth INR 50,000 are up for the grab. No participation fee or knowledge is required. So, what are you waiting for! Register Now!


Participation

• There are no prerequisites for this competition, but knowlege of stock trading would definitely increase your chances of winning!
• There is no participation fee.
• The event is going to be held online on Roostoo application. The app ( Roostoo – Mock Crypto Trading ) can be downloaded from the links below:
       For Android
       For IOS
• The participants need to register here to be eligible for winning the exciting prizes.
• The participation code required in the Roostoo App, will be mailed to the registered participants.



• The ranking would be based on the Portfolio return rates.
• Prizes will be awarded to the top three ranked participants with highest portfolio return rates. In case of a tie, prizes will be awarded as deemed fair by the organisers.
• All participants will be provided with a virtual participation certificate.
• Winners would be announced within 48 hours after the event ends, on the Amalthea website and respective social media platforms.
• Short Selling is not supported and allowed.
• Buying on margins is not allowed.
• Bot Assisted Trading, Hyper Frequency, Multiple Accounts Trading, and any illegitimate activities which suggest cheating or exploiting the systems are not allowed.
• Users who cancel orders more than 20 times per minute may be disqualified.
• Creation of multiple accounts by any single user to participate in the event will lead to disqualification. If the system detects that two users have conspired to place matched orders, their participation will be disqualified.
• ROOSTOO HAS SOLE AND FINAL DISCRETION OF INTERPRETATION OF THE COMPETITION RULES AND RIGHTS TO DISQUALIFY ANY USERS WHO VIOLATE THE RULES.
• Participants will have to agree to Roostoo Terms and Conditions upon signing in.
• The event DOES NOT include any buying or selling of any real cryptocurrencies with real money. The money that participants will use to trade will be mock money deposited in the virtual portfolio.


Prizes

• 1st Position - INR 5,500 + 160 WRX Tokens*
• 2nd Position - INR 3,800 + 90 WRX Tokens
• 3rd Position - INR 2,100 + 50 WRX Tokens
• 4th Position - INR 1,100
• 5th Position - INR 1,000
• 6th Position - INR 900
• 7th Position - INR 800
• 8th Position - INR 700
• 9th Position - INR 600
• 10th Position - INR 500
• Top 300 Participants (the first 300, excluding the top 3 rankers) will win 10 WRX Tokens.
* Just like Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies today, WRX is a token created by WazirX. There will be a maximum of 1 billion WRX coins ever created. Click here to know more. 1 WRX token = INR 10 (as of 14th Oct, 2020).


Contact

• Adarsh Golait
      
       +91 8609772536
• Sayan Biswas
      
       +91 7998084835

About

CryptixCTF is a jeopardy-style capture the flag event which requires teams to solvesome tasks to find hidden flags. The tasks involve application of knowledge in the field of Cryptography, Steganography, Reverse engineering and Web exploitation. Though it may seem a bit fancy to some, the contest is designed while keeping beginners in mind. So, put on your hacker hats and showcase your hacking skills!


Contact

• Abhigyan Martin Ninama
      
       +91 9406589979
• Videh Patel
      
       +91 8849885100

About

Game Jam 2020 AD is a game development competition in which participants are expected to make a game in 2 weeks based on a theme.


Participation

• To participate all you need is an itch.io account. If you do not have an account, you can create one here.


Rules

• You can work in teams of any size.
• The game should be clean that is no NSFW content.
• Pre-made assets can be used as long as you have the rights to use in your games.
• Your game should be submitted within the time-frame. However, minor updates are allowed after the game has been submitted.


Voting

The submitted games will be rated from 1 to 5 on the basis of the following five criteria:
      • Adherence to Theme
      • Innovation
      • Audio
      • Game Design
      • Graphics
Everyone who participated (submitters and contributors) can rate.


Winner

There will be 3 overall winners. The top 20 rated games would be reviewed by us for these 3.
Other than these, there will be one winner from each criteria (based purely on ratings).


Contact

• Aniket Rajnish
      
       +91 8609772536
• Reuben Devanesna
      
       +91 9867608536

About

QuickWit is a short weekly online quiz conducted on our Instagram handle @amalthea_iitgn. This quiz is conducted every Sunday at sharp 9pm having questions related to various fields of science and technology. It appreciates your accuracy as well as quick response and the leaderboard gets updated every week. The top 10 contestants from the leaderboard get a shout out from our Instagram handle every week.


Leaderboard

• Andrew
• Dhruv Saraswat
• Harsh Patel
• Aniket Rajnish
• Dhanesh Bhutada


Contact

• Adarsh Goliat
      
       +91 8609772536
• Xhitij Choudhary
      
       +91 9833171140


About

• An interesting quizzing competition for all chemical engineering enthusiasts out there. This event encourages participants to ponder upon their theoretical knowledge of chemical engineering and chemistry while thinking out of the box.


Event Structure

• 1st round (16th January)
       ○ It is a fun problem solving event majorly revolving around the world of chemical engineering.
       ○ The questions will consist of both objective and subjective type including interesting puzzles along with theory based questions.
       ○ It is an elimination round and only selected students will be participating in round 2. However, the top 2 scorers from this round will also be rewarded.
       ○ Top 10 scorers of the first round will get a cash prize of 500 Rs. each.
       ○ No specific preparation is required for the first round of the event but some basic concepts of chemical engineering/chemistry might come handy.
• 2nd round: (17th January)
       ○ Selected students from round 1 will be participating in round 2.
       ○ It is a real time quizzing competition.
       ○ It is aimed at testing the basic knowledge of students related to chemical engineering and chemistry.
       ○ Questions will be from basic concepts of chemical engineering, chemistry and logical reasoning.


Rules and RegulationsDownload Rulebook

• Participation is open for all students from any branch having interest in the field of chemical engineering or chemistry.
• Students will be participating individually.
• Event will be conducted in online mode. Exact date, timing and platform of the event will be sent to the participants beforehand.
• The questions in both the rounds will be a mixture of subjective and objective questions.
• All questions and instructions will be given in English.
• Participants will be given 2 hours for each round of the quiz.
• Detailed rules and format of both the rounds will be told on the spot.
• In case of ambiguity, the decision of the judges/organizers would be considered final.
• If any participant is found misleading the organiser or using unfair means to win, the organiser reserves the right to disqualify the participant at any stage of the event.
• Organisers hold the right to make changes in the event structure during the event.


Marking Scheme

• First round is an elimination round and students qualifying in that round will be participating in the 2nd round.
• Top 30 percent scorers of the first round will be qualified for the second round.
• Any particular marking pattern in the rounds will be told during the event.
• Criteria for judgement in each round will be told during the event.


Prizes

Round 1:
      • Top 10 scorers of round 1 will receive a cash prize of INR 500
Round 2:
      • Rank 1 - INR 6,000
      • Rank 2 - INR 5,000
      • Rank 3 - INR 4,000
* If a participant has won a prize in round 2, he/she will not be able to claim prize money from the first round even if he/she is applicable for it.


Contact

• Sresth Tosniwal
      
       +91 9429530407
• Shubhi Maheshwari
      
       +91 8290701802