Nerve to Innovate : Hackathon
Army Institute of Technology, Pune organized a Hackathon in association of Tieto for the future leaders aka students. The main aim was to encourage them and provide a platform to come up with innovative ideas and work on real-time solutions and prototypes. The event did see great participation and over 60 teams participated in a 24 hour Hackathon from October 2 – 4, 2017. The Chief Guest, Mr. Nilesh Sahasrabudhe, Country Head along with Awantika Bhardwaj, India HR Head, Tieto were present at the event.
The themes of the Hackathon were around Smart Cities, Crime Monitoring, Healthcare & Wellness, Production & Purchase, AR / VR and Citizenship. It was a great opportunity for the students from various colleges across Pune to came together and solve real life challenges. Some of the solutions were around creating mobile apps for “Smart Traffic System”, “Air Monitoring Systems”, “Smart Water Irrigation System”, “Port Management Software”, “Blood Donation Management”, “Healthcare Apps” that can call ambulances and proactively collect patients details etc.
The format of the hackathon included:
• The first round around idea pitching round where the teams were allowed to present their ideas in a presentation of 5 minutes followed by a question/answer by the judges for 2 minutes.
• Post which the teams were judged based on their ideas, creativity, innovation and practicality and the shortlisted teams were announced for the final round.
• In the final round, the teams worked on making a prototype of their present idea. It was in the form of an app, a hardware device, website and so on.
In his speech, Mr. Nilesh Sahasrabudhe, Country Head Tieto talked about the importance of such events and how they are an extended arm to corporate. The teams who qualified for the semifinals and final round were evaluated by a panel of experts from Tieto, Mr Rahul Kumar, Mr Rakesh Singh and Mr Shailendra Jain along with professors from Army Institute of Technology, Pune.
Winners : The winning team Marine Troopers from Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Pune came up with a working prototype – Port Management Software to analyze and optimize different port operations, resulting in efficient traffic handling
Great to see collaboration between colleges and corporate for such events and these do encourage and inspire budding talent to think differently and make an impact.