about 9 years ago

Winner Announcements

Dear Opportunity Hack Participants

eBay and PayPal would like to thank to the entire community of developer and non-profits that participated in the 36 hour long event, and collectively contributing towards some impactful causes. 

The winners of the hackathon were



Congratulations to the winners and Kudos to all participants. 

The photographs from the event are posted at


The presentation on Oct 11, by our esteemed keynote speaker Prof. Dr. Ashok Jhunjhunwala is now available at : http://tenet.res.in/Publications/Presentations/pdfs/Technology_and_innovation.pdf



Opportunity Hack Chennai…

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about 9 years ago

Introducing the Social Coaches for the hack

Dear Opportunity Hackers

We are glad to let you know we will have 2 esteemed coaches who have deep experience in Social Innnovation, Entrepreneurship and Non-Profit management. They will be available on Saturday to help guide the ideas and make them more solid !

Sriram Ayer

Sriram is the founder and CEO of NalandaWay Foundation.Personal experiences during the 2002 Gujarat riots, motivated him to set up NalandaWay. Sriram believes in using the power of the arts to change the way education is perceived and delivered to children from low-income groups in India. He was elected an Ashoka Fellow in 2006…

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about 9 years ago

Introducing the panel of judges

We will have an esteemed and experienced panel of judges both from the social sector as well as from the tech sector. Scroll down to learn more about the judges ...

Aarti Madhusudan

Aarti is an alumnus of Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai and the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Bangalore. She is the founder of Governance Counts, an initiative that helps strengthen the Boards of NGOs.

Aarti has worked both in India and abroad on the subject of good governance. Her clients have included ActionAid International, Sense International, the Resource Alliance, Magic Bus, Dignity Foundation, Dasra, the…

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about 9 years ago

Keynote Address by Prof. Dr. Ashok Jhunjhunwala

The presentation on Oct 11, by our esteemed keynote speaker Prof. Dr. Ashok Jhunjhunwala is now available at : http://tenet.res.in/Publications/Presentations/pdfs/Technology_and_innovation.pdf


Dear Opportunity Hack Enthusiasts,

We are delighted to have Professor Dr. Ashok Jhunjhunwala as the Keynote Speaker at the eBay Inc. Opportunity Hack 2014 to be held this weekend

Dr. Jhunjhunwala is a renowned professor at the prestigious IIT Madras. A graduate in technology from IIT Kanpur, Dr. Jhunjhunwala completed his MS and PHD from the University of Maine. From early 1979 to 1981, he was associated with the Washington State University, post which he joined IIT Madras where…

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about 9 years ago

Hackathon Agenda now available

Dear Fellow Hackers

We have 3 more days to go before the event. We are overwhelmed by the response so far both from the participating non-profit organizations as well as the participants.

The PayPal organizaing team of Opportunity Hack 2014, Chennai has been working hard on the preparations for the event.

We have now published the agenda for the event and we look forward to welcoming you at 8AM on Saturday October 11, for a weekend packed with coding action, social consciousness and sheer fun

The eBay Inc. Opportunity Hack Team


about 9 years ago



All ideas submitted by participants (as opposed to non-profits) MUST 

- Either serve disadvantaged populations or  
- Address a broad social issue (e.g. healthcare, education)
- Meets the needs of the target audience

If you have your own idea that meets these criteria that you’d like to hack for at the event -

Post it on the DISCUSSION BOARD as a new discussion by 11:59 pm Thursday Oct 9th. If your idea does not meet the contest guidelines we will inform you by Friday Oct 10th.

Bring your own team to the event to hack for this idea or…

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