X will consist of our online hunt, CryptX, and six on-site events — Design, Quiz, Gaming, Programming, Speaking, and Surprise Event. Each event will have a unique theme based around Make.
At X, we want all participants of a team to come together as a startup and Make something. All events are interconnected to each other, and add towards the final goal of creating a useful product.
The Design team will have to build the actual MVP for their startup, along with its logo, website, and deck.
Two PCs loaded with everything you might need, and a connection to the internet will be provided to each team. Participants are encouraged to get their laptops, tablets, and other devices to increase productivity and test responsive designs.
Participants will be required to upload all files on the cloud at the end of the first day and will be allowed to work from their homes.
Every team will get 2 workstations with an internet connection, and loaded with the following:
Git, npm, and Node.
Sublime Text 3 & Prepros
Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, Blender, Sketchup
Participants are expected to be familiar with fundamental programming constructs such as conditional statements, functions and different types of data structures.
One PC loaded with all relevant programming software, mentioned below, will be provided to each team. Emphasis will be on paper-based strategies.
The event will require an interplay of syntax and semantics in mathematics, logic and computer science. Algorithmic thinking to create optimized solutions will be encouraged.
Every team will get 1 workstation with an internet connection, and loaded with the following:
X has always been known for turning the traditional Quiz format on its head, and this time it’s no different. With a time-bound Preliminary round followed by a gruelling Final round, it’s an endurance challenge at its very best.
“Video games foster the mindset that allows creativity to flow” – Nolan Bushnell
Participants should be prepared for absolutely anything. Participants are allowed to bring their own gear.
Moving away from the conventional GD format, this time the participants are required to make a deck, with the help of their design team, to pitch their product. The pitch will be followed by questions from the judges.
This event will test your creativity, spontaneity and presentation skills.
This event is not for the faint-hearted. The stakes are high.
Teams are advised to send their quickest thinkers, fastest clickers, and those who can handle any sort of pressure.
Held on August 14–16, CryptX is X’s trademark online cryptic hunt.