hackbeach is held every year in different spots along the Indian coast.

People from different places, walks of life and lines of thought come together to share, collaborate and learn.

Hackers talk code. Artists share their creativity. Students join in from schools and colleges to learn new skills. Locals and globals mix and mingle. We build things like tables, hula hoops, interactive art installations, and solar lanterns. We connect. We dance and sing. Ideas emerge. Collaborations form. Lives change.

In the hacking, we get hacked ourselves.

Philosophy

hackbeach is passionate about making, sharing, learning, and the broad concepts of open source. Freedom, security, and environmentalism are also key to hackbeachers. All of our ideas have conjoined into something exceptionally creative.

We are just a bunch of people that got connected by crazy and various circumstances, in a spontaneous and still very dynamic way. Many hackbeachers changed direction in life thanks to interactions during hackbeach - starting school, quitting jobs, moving house, launching projects.

hackbeach is inclusive. Being Excellent to Each Other is a core component of hackbeach. Everyone is welcome, regardless of economic background, race, religion, caste, nationality, political view, gender, and age.

The four pillars of

Education
Teaching expands horizons of students and the general public.
Exchange
Sharing expert-to-expert broadens our connections and ideas.
Making
Gaining independence and freedom on so many levels.
Caring
Shaping and developing our world, society, ethics and politics.


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