Chennai: The mega 36-hour National level Hackathon “Hack4throne 2017” organised by the Department of Information Technology at Rajalakshmi Engineering College (Autonomous), Thandalam, Chennai came to an end at 8 pm on Sunday with best projects being selected and the respective teams being awarded.
Around 300 students from various engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Karnataka took part in the Hackathon and build innovative digital solutions for problems identified. This provided avenue for self expression and creativity through technology.
According to Dr. S.Poonkuzhali, Professor & Head of the Department of Information Technology at Rajalakshmi Engineering College, the event started at 8 am on Saturday (August 26) and went on till 8 pm today (August 27). “Students were enthusiastic in solving the problems during the Hackathon. Even during late in the night we could see some untiring faces. The continuous 36 hours non- stop coding contest had three rounds of Mentoring and two rounds of expert reviews,” Dr. Poonkuzhali said.
Around 30 Mentors and experts together from various top industries during the review of the projects provided students with their valuable inputs and suggestions.
Hack4throne 17 had 5 major tracks, which includes, IOT (Internet of Things), Mobile application, Big data analytics, Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence.
Top most Kick area in this Hack4thorne 17 was Internet of Things based application development as it is an emerging area at present. About 38 teams implemented their ideas in this area. Projects focused on quality check in food items, smart education systems, social relevance, agriculture issues like monitoring water utilities, wearable medical devices, smart assistances, disaster management were part of the Hackathon.
The next focus area was Mobile application and Augmented Reality as it creates smart environment. Application areas include Health Care, public welfare, assistance for elderly people, smart assistance for visually impaired, reaching the donors for organ, irrigation monitoring, hand reference for tax queries, traffic congestion finder, Medical assistance for tablet intake, creating medical awareness, Medical diagnosis, weather prediction and few others.
Big data Analytics and Artificial intelligence also stood on their unique way. Teams focused on social causes like food security, military applications, educational training aid for mathematical operations, gaming, Agriculture, Entertainment, Weather Forecast and natural language processing.
The teams were expected to shape their thought process as a pit-stop .The internal team from Rajalakshmi institutions and external teams from other colleges were evaluated separately. One winner up and runner up from both internal and external teams were identified and awarded. The best social innovation project was also identified and awarded with a cash prize for both internal and external teams separately.Explore Photos