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Flipkart GRiD 3.0 – Software Development Challenge – Hackathon

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Flipkart is inviting registrations from engineering students for its annual campus engagement program, Flipkart GRiD 3.0. Students pursuing B.Tech/B.E./M.Tech can participate in its Software Development Engineering Challenge that aims to provide students with the opportunity to apply their technical knowledge and skills.

The competition has become bigger and better in its third edition with its hiring challenge, ushering in live problem statements from the world of e-commerce and technology to the brightest minds of India. Finalists of Flipkart’s Flagship Engineering Off-Campus Hiring Challenge will be awarded job interviews at Flipkart for the position of Software Development Engineer (SDE-1) position at a package of 26.57 LPA. Candidates who reach round 3 will also get a chance to sit for the hiring process of Flipkart. 

Flipkart GRiD 3.0 – Software Development Challenge: Stages and Timelines

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Level 1: E-Commerce & Tech Quiz

Every team will get a set of questions to be answered within 30 minutes. It will be based on E-Commerce Trivia (ref: https://stories.flipkart.com) and Tech (Technology Awareness + Techstack & Computer Science Fundamentals).
10 Jul’21 12:00 PM IST – 10 Jul’21 06:00 PM IST

Level 2: Online Problem Statement Idea Brief Submission

Qualifying teams from Level 1 will be given a problem statement according to the domain area of interest selected after Level 1. They will be able to make submissions until the deadline for this round anytime during the challenge window.
12 Jul’21 12:00 PM IST – 20 Jul’21 11:59 PM IST

Level 3: Online Functional Proof of Concept Demo Video with Code Submission

Qualifying teams from Level 2 will work on the Idea Submission and will develop a proof of concept demo video & code submission as well.
28 Jul’21 12:00 PM IST – 11 Aug’21 11:59 PM IST

Level 4: The National Finale

In the final level of the GRiD, finalists will be invited to showcase their solutions to the Panel of Domain Experts at Flipkart.
03 Sep’21 12:00 PM IST – 03 Sep’21 06:00 PM IST

All that you need to know about Flipkart GRiD 3.0 – Software Development Challenge

GRiD is Flipkart’s Flagship Engineering Campus Challenge which provides you the opportunity to apply your technical knowledge and skills, to compete and complete key challenges.

In its third edition, Flipkart GRiD becomes bigger & better, bringing Live Problem Statements from the world of E-Commerce to the brightest minds of India and lets you put your capabilities to the ultimate test.

So are you ready to enter the GRiD?

Eligibility & Team Rules:

  • This competition is open to students pursuing B.Tech/B.E./M.Tech programs across ALL engineering colleges in India (Batch 2022,2023,2024 & 2025).
  • Students must register in teams of 2 to 3 members.
  • The batch of 2021 is not eligible to participate in this competition.
  • The participating students can be from any specialization.
  • They should be full-time students from the same engineering college.
  • One person cannot be a member of more than one team.
  • Any deviation from the above will result in immediate disqualification of the entire team.

Stages:

The Software Development Track will have 3 elimination rounds to test you on your technical, analytical, and ideation skills before the Grand Finale where the Finalists will get to present their solutions to the Panel of Domain Experts at Flipkart.

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Problem Overview: The Software Development Track will allow you to choose 2 Preferences out of the 4 Problem Statements after Level 1. The Problem Statements will be allotted based on the Level 1 performance and the Problem Statement preference shared.

Problem Statements: 

  • Smart Bag Creator Challenge
  • Conversational credit application
  • Interactive voice bot for user engagement
  • Trust and affluence signal extraction from social media data

Level 1: E-Commerce & Tech Quiz

  • All registered teams will have to take an online machine learning quiz.
  • Only the Team Leader will give the quiz.
  • Every team will get a set of questions to be answered within 30 minutes.
  • All teams will be taking this quiz simultaneously during the quiz window.
  • Every team will be ranked on accuracy (score) and speed (finish time). This means that if two teams have the same score, then the team that finished earlier will be ranked higher.
  • Results for this level will be declared within 48 hours of the quiz window.
  • Participating teams will move on to the next level based on their performance in this assessment.
  • It will be based on E-Commerce Trivia (ref: https://stories.flipkart.com) and Tech (Technology Awareness + Techstack & Computer Science Fundamentals).

 Level 2: Online Problem Statement Idea Brief Submission

  • Shortlisted teams from Level 1 will have to participate in an online Idea Brief Submission challenge.
  • You’ll be given a problem statement according to the domain area of interest selected after Level 1.
  • Teams will have access to only one problem statement that has been allocated to them.
  • You’ll be able to make submissions until the deadline for this round anytime during the challenge window.
  • Participating teams in this level will move on to the next level based on their performance.

Level 3: Online Functional Proof of Concept Demo Video with Code Submission

  • Shortlisted teams from Level 2 will have to participate in an Online Functional Proof of Concept Demo Video with Code Submission challenge.
  • Teams will have to work on their idea submission and take it to a level where they will be able to give a Video Demo & submit the code.
  • Participating teams in this level will move on to the next level – the Grand Finale based on their performance.
  • Disclaimer: ** Any sample data shared for the purpose of GRiD 3.0 should not be used/reproduced for any other purpose.

 Level 4: The National Finale

In the final level of the GRiD, finalists will be invited to showcase their solutions to the Panel of Domain Experts at Flipkart.

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