ACM Bengaluru Chapter of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham organized a 24 Hour Inter Collegiate Hackathon competition, Stay Late and Code (SLAC-2k16) from April 2-3, 2016.
After a long wait of one whole year, to give a platform to all the coding freaks,it was finally time for the most anticipated event of the year!
An event that everyone looks forward to be a part of, an event that creates excitement and buzz all around for weeks together, an event that gets people thinking and nurtures their technical skills and most importantly an event that amalgamates students from different technical backgrounds to be in unison and come up with a brilliant innovation. Face proudly presents to you, it’s much awaited flagship event, Stay Late and Code (SLAC-2k16).
Stay Late and Code is a 24 hour coding hackathon that brings together developers, designers and coders to create, innovate and put forward their unique ideas into action. Besides the three engineering campuses under Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, FACE also expanded its outreach to the top fifteen colleges of Bangalore and had a good amount of participation from the same. There were hundred and five teams to have registered with three seventy odd participants.
The formal inauguration of the event began at 10:30 a.m. on 2nd April at Amriteshwari Hall in the presence of our esteemed judges and chief guests Dr. Satya Gupta, Co-founder of Concept2Silicon Systems, Mr. Sreekanth Moni, Director at Mobilistic innovative Business Solution Private Limited and Mr. Arun Balasubramaniam, Alumni of ASE-Bnagalore who holds a startup called Circuls Social along with Dr. T. B. Sudarshan, Head of the Computer Science Department and Dhanraj Swamiji, Correspondent, ASEB.
The event kickstarted at 11:00 a.m. in the New Block CSE Lab with an ambience of dim blue lights, good music and free internet access to all participants. Multiple coding platforms were seen on the background of every screen. There was also provision for a scrumptious food stall outside the laboratory and an excusively designed photobooth with a lot of attractive and unique tech savvy props. FACE also conducted a mini challenge on hackerrank.com. SLAC stickers and stamps imprinted on the hands of all allowed easy access and identification of those involved in the contest. All the coordinators and volunteers managed to organize and pull off the event efficiently.
The presentation began at 10:30 a.m. the next day and went on till 3:30 p.m. in the afternoon. All the participants had to go through multiple levels of scrutinization, first where every presenting team is sent to a group of shortlisted judges from the entire panel following which the final chosen six were allowed to present their work before the entire panel to battle it out for the prizes. The session witnessed many innovative and remarkable applications and the judges had a tough time deciding the one that stood out from the rest. The judging panel included many prominent members like Mr Bharath Karur from Intelileap, Dr. Satya Gupta from Concept2Silicon, Mr Arun, an Alumnus of Amrita, Mr Lalit Kumar from IPInfusion , Mr Shantanu from IPInfusion, Mr Prasad Joshi from IBM, Mr Neeraj Gupta from Head Excubator and Angel Investor, Mr. Dhawan from Nikkos and Mr. Parth Patel from Stayollo.
The first place was secured by Team Semaphores from ASE-Amritapuri who developed a game which could run on Android phones as well as on desktops. They were awarded a cash prize of Rs. 30,000. Second place was grabbed by Team Cyborgs from PESIT-South Campus. Their Android Application for deaf people using the voice recognition sensor to convert to a textual background was found to be very appealing and fetched then a cash prize of Rs. 20,000. We3 from ASE Bangalore secured the third place with a cash prize of Rs. 10,000 for their impressive creation of a system using Matlab for abdominal and foetal scanning for the pregnant mothers. In fourth place was Team Coestiens from Pesit-South Campus who made a model on Data Analysis.
The event was indeed a huge success. It was all possible due to the constant support and assistance of the ICTS department. The proper availability of Wi-Fi throughout the 24-hours was possible because of them. The two main pillars of the event – Mr. Vishwas H.N. and Ms. Sreevidya B. cannot be thanked enough.
SLAC-2016 proved to be a platform not only to learn and develop applications but also a juncture where many like-minded people met and exchanged thoughts and ideas. Until then, looking forward to the next hackathon with much anticipation, SLAC-2017!
Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 12:00