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International student hackathon
by National University of Science and Technology MISIS
11 — 13 Sep 2017
Moscow, Russia

Registration open till August 24
What is VisionHack?
The VisionHack artificial intelligence and computer vision international student hackathon will be held at the National University of Science and Technology (NUST MISIS) in Moscow, Russia on 11−13 September 2017. The VisionHack is a full-fledged hackathon that will last three full days. The agenda also includes a "zero" day for meeting fellow participants and networking (10 September) as well as two days for becoming acquainted with the NUST MISIS upon the completion of the main event (14−15 September).

In order to participate, you should be a student or post-graduate student that was still studying in a university in June 2017
Frequently asked questions
Who can attend?
Any undergraduate or graduate student from any university in the world!
How does registration work?
After registration you will have to solve the test task. It will be published from July 7 to July 30. The final list of participants will be available after August 7.
Does this cost money?
Nope! Admission is free and includes meals, snacks, drinks, overnight hosting, workshops, fun, amazing Moscow and experience!
How do teams work?
Teams are 3−5 people. You can select teammates when you register, or you can register individually without specified teammates.
What will I eat?
We'll provide food for all meals and an abundance of snacks throughout the hacking period.
Where will I sleep?
Hacking all night is fun, but you can also get some rest when you need it! We will provide accommodation in the unique Commune House.
What if I don't have a team?
If you don't have a team now, that's okay! We'll have team formation and ideation events geared towards helping you find people to work with.
Where's the schedule?
We'll release a more detailed schedule after July. For now, know that we're planning for check-in to start Monday at 10 am and for closing ceremony to end Wednesday at 6 pm.
Who organizes transportation to Moscow?
Transportation to Moscow is organized and covered by the participant's/participants' side. In Moscow, accommodation, food and other local processes are organized and covered by the host party.
What if this FAQ didn't answer my questions?
Please email us at if you're in any way confused or concerned!
Day 1
September 10
Day 2
September 11
Task announcement. Code hard (part 1)
Day 3
September 12
Code hard (part 2)
Day 4
September 13
The last straw
Day 5
September 14
Relax and have fun
Our format
General Provisions
The participants are challenged to solve a complex problem connected to computer vision. For an indication of the type of problem to be solved during the final round of the competition, please review the example below. To solve the problem, it is necessary to write a program. The program's operational results in the form of a pre-test will be verified electronically. The participants are to use only their own computers during the course of the competition and may apply any software of their choice. The organizers do not provide computers for solving problems. At the jury's request the participants must be ready to demonstrate the program's operation using one or several test video files.
List of Recommended Programs and Libraries
OpenCV, FFMpeg, or other resource for video files and frames.
Eigen, SciPy, and other resources to simplify and accelerate calculations.
Round General Description
Participants receive the task specification in the natural language.
The Training Set, the Validation Set and model output text file are available for this task. During the competition participants have to develop a program capable of solving the task and providing results in the specified format.
1 or 2 hours before the round ends, the Final Test Set will be presented. Before the round ends participants have to deliver the output of their program for the Final Test Set in the specified format. Upon the round completion only the last valid submission will be considered.
What about prizes?
Our partners have prepared delicious prizes
1st place
$ 12 000
2nd place
$ 6000
Special Prizes ($18 000)
$ 1000 - 3000
Registration is open till August 24
In order to participate in Hackaton, you are to complete a testing task

Test task problem discription
English language
Russian language
How registration works
Fill the form below
Tell us your name, email and major information. Registration is available both for individuals and team members
Get login/password
In a day we will send your login and password to your email. They will let you enter the evaluation system of the testing task
Log in to the system
And fill in your solution till August 24
Selection result
Wait for the results of selection till August 31
Team registration
Team registration
Registration for teams from 3 to 5 people
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Team registration
Registration for teams from 3 to 5 people
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Team leader
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The VisionHack will take place at the NUST MISIS historic Сommune House, which is a well-known example of constructivist architecture from the Soviet 1930s, where the participants will both stay and program.
English language
Russian language
General partner
Advanced Micro Devices
We design and integrate technology that powers millions of intelligent devices, including personal computers, game consoles and cloud servers that define the new era of surround computing
Information Partners
If you are interested in sponsoring VisionHack, email us at for more details!

National University of Science and Technology MISiS

4 Leninsky pr.,
Moscow, Russia