Hackathon 2017

The third edition of the NPS-K Hack was held on the 2nd of August. Twenty teams from all over Bangalore participated, where the teams had to develop an app that aimed at solving real world problems. Mr. Gaurav Sharma, the Vice President of IBM ISL, was the Keynote Speaker. He spoke about the importance of ideas and their implementation by the youth of our country while encouraging all the participants to solve real world problems in an innovative, yet effective manner. This was followed by the hack masters handing out general instructions and eventually coding that commenced at 8:30. The teams came up with fantastic ideas, such as, a women’s safety app, an event navigator and an electricity and water saver app. Participants were constantly guided by the judges and mentors from IBM, the event’s official sponsor. At the outset participant teams were interviewed and further marked on their ideas based on novelty, implementation, presentation and articulation and the level of completion of the project. NPS-INR emerged winners followed by a team of Grade 7 and 8 students from Sri Kumarans who were the runners up. Accolades poured in for the quality of coding that was topnotch, and the manner in which the volunteers of the Computer Science Department organized and executed the event to perfection.