SRM Hackathon is a national level development event, organized by IT Association, which went on continuously for 36 hours from 12th to 13th October 2018. It brought together undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, staff and industry partners. SRM Hackathon 3.0 witnessed a participation of a total of 35 teams. The developers had to build products that would lay a helping hand in building the future bit by bit. The registrations began on 12th October at 0900 hours in Mini Hall 1. Members of the association were present in Mini Hall 1 for registration and at various landmarks to guide the participants to TP Ganesan Auditorium. The team scanned the hack tickets of the participants and they had to show their identification proof after which they were given goodie bags and were guided to their respective tables for the event.
The inaugural function was presided over by our honorable chief guest and judge Mr.Saurabh Jain, Vice President of Paytm. We also had Mr.Chandramouli, Associate Director of Accenture and Aravinthakash, Mobile Practice Head from Avasoft. To guide the participants we had some very talented and experienced mentors-Mr.M Noordeen from ZOHO, Miss. Janani Balasubramanian from Sirius Computer Solutions, Mr.Shivkumar Iyer from ZED Digital, Mr.Thanish Batcha from Ford Motors Company, Mr.Aashish Vivekanand from Deep Identity Pvt. Ltd and Mr.Shenbaga Prasanna from Amazon. The chief guest addressed the gathering and prompted them to build products which would benefit the society. He also offered internships and job opportunities to the participants of the Top 10 teams.
After the Chief Guest’s address, participants proceeded towards their respective seats. Followed by a brief pitching session where each team was given a minute to pitch their ideas, the theme and the technologies they would use. After this, the mentors divided the teams among themselves through mutual understanding followed by lunch and development phase. The innovations of the participants spanned across themes like sports, agriculture industry, education, E-commerce, finances, and betterment of the underprivileged and old.
The development phase ended at 1500 hours on Day 2. The top 10 teams were declared soon after the end of idea pitching session with the judges, mentors and chief guest in the VIP room. After this, the top 10 teams pitched their ideas in Mini Hall 2 in front of the other participants and the organizing team.
The judges and mentors, after a thorough discussion, declared The FutureTech as the winner, the idea of IrisPointer by Team Codezoned got them the 2nd prize and Satoshi's Kids, a team from SRM, was awarded the 3rd prize. The teams received cash prizes by the Chancellor in the form of a cheque of 75 thousand, 50 thousand and 25 thousand respectively. There were some special prizes too. Team SecureT received the One Man Army, Team Furious was given Wonder Women and UI CAN to Satoshi's Kids. The winning teams also received goodies like mugs and graphic T-shirts. Our sponsor, ZED Digital, also ensured job and internship opportunities for the teams who had built their projects on the theme transportation Track.
The Head of IT Department, Dr.G. Vadivu thanked the mentors and judges for their guidance and for gracing the event with their presence. She also applauded the efforts of the organizing team for organizing SRM Hackathon professionally. The Vice-Chancellor, Mr. Sandeep Sancheti interacted with the participants and gave an inspirational speech followed by the Chancellor, Mr. T R Pachamuthu, who delivered the closing note and wished the participants good luck for their future endeavors. The end of the evening was marked by the felicitation of the judges and mentors. To Know more..