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Coders Create the Digital Future at Hackathon ’19

Kochi: Kochi recently played host to the ultimate code fest of the year, Hackathon, organised by RapidValue Solutions in partnership with Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM), NASSCOM 10,000 Startups and Kotak Mahindra Bank. The Integrated Startup Complex at Kalamassery was the venue for the two-day event held on July 13 and 14. The inaugural ceremony on 13th

Kochi: Kochi recently played host to the ultimate code fest of the year, Hackathon, organised by RapidValue Solutions in partnership with Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM), NASSCOM 10,000 Startups and Kotak Mahindra Bank.

The Integrated Startup Complex at Kalamassery was the venue for the two-day event held on July 13 and 14. The inaugural ceremony on 13th was presided over by Vijay Sakhare IPS, Commissioner of Police, Kochi. Speaking on the occasion, he emphasized the importance of cyber security in the present era and went on to explain how technology needed to be indigenous to enable effective security.

The inaugural ceremony of the event was followed by an informative hands-on design workshop conducted by NiyamBhushan, renowned UX expert. About 20 teams and 80 participants went on to code a solution based on IoT, Analytics, Big Data, Cyber Security, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and/or mGovernance in 24 hours. Arinjay Narayan, Senior Manager, Corporate Banking, Kotak Mahindra, Bengaluru addressed the audience at the valedictory function held on July 14. Later, the top five finalists of Hackathon presented their ideas before the judging panel and audience. The judging panel comprised Koshy Mathew, Partner at EY; Rajesh Padinjaremadam, CEO of RapidValue Solutions and S SJayasankar, Founder-Director of Oorjja.

Team ‘Spot’ emerged as winners of Hackathon ’19 with their revolutionary idea of sound recognition and analysis through machine learning to detect undesirable events in forests like illegal logging or wildfires. Team ‘AgroDoc’ came up with a mobile application to identify disease inflicting crops using image recognition technology and won the second prize. The third prize went to Team ‘Pentatronics’ for their idea of an automated medicine dispensing system. “The event saw some great ideas with immense potential to transform the world in the coming years. We are very happy that we could play a part in accelerating the digital transformation revolution as we strongly believe that innovative ideas of today will become the game-changers of tomorrow,” said Rinish K N, Chief Technology Officer, RapidValue while speaking on the occasion. techopolis was the magazine partner of the event.

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