Smart India Hackathon-2017

Department: 
Information Science
Academic Year: 
2016 - 2017
Event Date: 
Friday, March 31, 2017 to Saturday, April 1, 2017
Event Category: 
Competition
Event Venue: 
ISE Labs
Target Audience: 
Engineering students across country
Number of Audience: 
38 teams
Event Report: 
The day of registration saw a total of 38 teams arriving during peak hours. 3 teams from east, 10 teams from the north and a total of 14 teams each from the south and west part of the country. All these 38 teams along with their respective mentors would then fight for the final spots in an intense yet coordinated battle for supremacy over the scheduled days for the event. On 8:00 am of day one, the introduction session was started. The introductory event included speech from Mr. Pralhad Joshi, MP, Dr. Ashok Shettar, Vice-Chancellor KLETU and Dr.P.G.Tewari, Principal, BVBCET among others. It was followed by the live streaming of the speech of Shri Prakash Javadekar, the Hon'ble Minister for Human Resource Development, who declared the event open at 9:00 am on Saturday. The participants quickly and efficiently settled down to business from the word go and started coding and programming from the moment Day-1 of the event. Most of the participants and the mentors were very happy with the quality of service provided to them. The services provided included separate accommodation for boys and girls, internet, desktops, catering services, SPOC members and lounge and recreation area for the participants if they needed a break in the monotony of the event.