Adobe CoDiva – International Women’s Day Hackathon 2020

"Disrupt or be disrupted".

At Adobe, we believe great ideas come from everywhere and diverse perspectives move the world forward. Do you want to play a part in shaping the future of digital experiences?

Get ready to unleash your passion and stretch your potential.


  • Registrations starts from 8th March till 27th March 9 PM
  • Hackathon – 28th March (7 pm – 9 pm)
  • Results – 3rd April
  • Second Round of Assessments – 3rd April till 10th April
  • Technology for Women Conference – TBD
  • Interviews – TBD
  • Offers to be made post completion of Interview Process


1st prize – iPhone 11

2nd prize – Nikon D5300 DSLR Camera

3rd prize – Bose Sound Touch 20

Top 50 contestants will get direct opportunity to be interviewed for a full-time position at Adobe, subject to the approval of Adobe Interview Panel

* Prizes will be rewarded to only women participants who have given the consent to share their information with Adobe

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Changing the world through digital experiences is what Adobe’s all about. We give everyone—from emerging artists to global brands—everything they need to design and deliver exceptional digital experiences. We’re passionate about empowering people to create beautiful and powerful images, videos, and apps, and transform how companies interact with customers across every screen.

We’re on a mission to hire the very best and are committed to creating exceptional employee experiences where everyone is respected and has access to equal opportunity. We realize that new ideas can come from everywhere in the organization, and we know the next big idea could be yours.


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  • The contest is open to all women engineers for participation but only Indian Women engineers based in Indian Universities are eligible for a prize.
  • This is a 2 Hour contest on Algorithmic Programming Languages.
  • All the challenges will have a predetermined score.
  • Please refrain from discussing strategy during the contest.
  • Any case of code plagiarism will result in disqualification of both the users from the contest.
  • Adobe's decision will be final

Terms & Conditions

No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win this contest. In case any individual poses to be a representative of Adobe / and ask for payment, kindly abstain from doing so and report the person immediately.

Minimum qualifications:

  • The candidate must be an Indian female studying in final or pre-final year in an Indian University.
  • Programming experience in one or more of the following languages: C, C++, Java, JavaScript or Python.


The event will be conducted in the below phases.

Event Timelines (Tentative)
Registrations Starts 8th March till 27th March 9pm
Hackathon 28th March (7 pm – 9 pm)
Results 3rd April
II Round of Assessments 3rd April till 10th April
Technology for Women Conference TBD
Interviews TBD
Offers TBD


*Each participant is responsible for making the necessary adjustments for timing of the various events as stated above.

Event Flow chart:

  • Top 100 candidates will be screened through Hackathon
  • Top 100 candidates will be invited to next round of assessment
  • Combined scores will be used to evaluate top 50 candidates
  • Top 50 candidates will be invited for two day Adobe : Technology for Women Conference (on Adobe’s discretion)
  • Conference will be followed by round of Interview for eligible candidates
  • Adobe will arrange for Accommodation of participants

The participants should enter correct details while registering for the event. Use of a false/ duplicate email account will lead to disqualification of the entry.

Participants’ Consent to Adobe’s use of Personal Data.

  • By participating in this Promotion and submitting an Entry each Participant consents to having personal data collected from him/her by Adobe, which personal data may be transferred, and will be used and disclosed by Adobe and its authorized agents for purposes of Promotion administration and [prize/promotion item/reward] fulfillment. By entering, each Participant consents to the collection, use and disclosure of his/her personal data as described in these Official Rules. Nothing in these Official Rules will be deemed to restrict or exclude any Participant’s statutory consumer rights pertaining to personal data. Except as otherwise stated in these Official Rules or on the Site, personal data collected from Participants by Adobe is subject to Adobe’s Privacy Policy at (available by region).
  • By participating in the Promotion, each Participant accepts and agrees that Adobe, in its sole discretion, may disqualify any Participant who (whether in fact or by attempt) subverts, circumvents, or tampers with the entry process, or the lawful operation of this Promotion or the Site, or who Adobe finds to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or in a manner otherwise in violation of these Official Rules.

Winner Selection and Notification

Potential winner(s) will be determined and notified by an email sent to the email address specified at the time of entry.

  • Potential winners may be required to complete and return a Declaration of Eligibility in order to claim the prize. If a potential winner is 18 years of age as required, but deemed a minor in his or her jurisdiction, then the prize will be awarded in the name of the minor’s parent or legal guardian, who will be responsible for signing any necessary documents.
  • If a potential winner cannot be contacted, is contacted and does not respond in a timely manner with all required information, or fails to claim the prize as directed within the time allotted following attempted notification, refuses the prize, is ineligible to accept the prize, is otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules, or if the attempted prize notification is returned as undeliverable, then the prize at issue will be forfeited and, at Adobe’s sole discretion, not awarded or awarded to an alternate winner with the next highest-ranking Entry based on Community judging.
  • A Participant is not a winner, even if a prize notification is received, unless and until the Participant’s eligibility and the potential winning Entry has been verified and the Participant notified that verification is complete. Potential winners must continue to comply with these Official Rules.


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Participants are responsible for all applicable federal, state, territorial, provincial, municipal and local taxes, costs associated with currency exchange, or any other costs and expenses associated with prize receipt, acceptance, or use. Use of any prize(s) that have associated use terms such as gift cards, software, online services, or subscription products is subject to any terms or conditions that may accompany such products as issued by the service or product provider. Only the advertised number of prizes and those claimed in accordance with these Official Rules will be awarded. Winners may be required to provide a shipping address and proof of residency to claim a prize. Adobe will arrange and determine mode of delivery of prizes to winners. Allow 3 Weeks for delivery of a prize.


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