Hackathon (Grades 9-12) - 2022
NPS Koramangala’s first ever Inter-house Hackathon was conducted by the Cyber Club from 22 July 2022 to 24 July 2022, with live presentations and judging on 25 July 2022. The event kicked off with the announcement of the theme - sustainability. Students were encouraged to create solutions that help individuals or businesses become more aware of the issue of climate change and more engaged in addressing it. The project presentations, conducted on 25 July, were judged by industry leaders in software engineering - Mr. Manjit Sodhi from IBM and Mr. Dinakar Guniguntala from RedHat. After oral presentations, prototype demos, and grueling questioning by the judges, the Pioneers emerged victorious. Their project, titled ‘Shunya’, is a chrome extension that automatically tracks the carbon emissions of users’ online purchases (clothes, electronics, flights, etc.) and incentivizes carbon offsetting through the donation of trees. Other projects included a mobile app that helps reduce paper wastage through a marketplace for used textbooks, a chrome extension for comparing the sustainability of competing products, and a web app for tracking the usage and over-use of water within residential communities.