CSI to organize largest Student Hackathon in Hyderabad

The Computer Society of India on Thursday announced the largest ever student hackathon to be held as part of the student convention of the Golden Jubilee celebrations in Hyderabad.

The Hackathon will be done on the topic of Smart City and Internet of Things technologies. The hackathon is organised by HyderabadHackers.in, an ecosystem group formed by Hyderabad Software Enterprises Association (HYSEA) bringing together all Hackathon, Devthon, Prototyping event organizers together to foster a culture of building and hacking in the city.

The event will be organized in Devthon format, created by Devthon.org that places a lot of emphasis on upfront validation of the ideas being built so that the hackathon can generate relevant solutions and products, with help from TASK through its TEP program and Uptec Idea labs through its college innovation programs. The Devthon is expected to witness about 3,000 students participating in 30 colleges simultaneously, as teams. About 1,000 ideas expected to be built out in the 2 days. The Devthon will be supported by over 100 curators and 50 mentors from various industries/academics provided by HYSEA and Hyderabadhackers.in. The first round will be held in each of the 30 colleges on December 27and 28.

The winning teams from each of these colleges will participate in the final round to be held on January 2nd and 3rd 2015, at the CSI Student Convention. The teams in final round will get to interact with Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, former President of India. The winner of the final round will receive a sum of Rs. 2 Lacs as the seed money to start their own venture based on the idea prototyped at the CSI 50 hackathon.

Ramesh Loganathan, President – Hyderabad Software Enterprises Association (HYSEA) said, “This massive devthon will help build awareness for the programming challenges the technology companies, product companies and startups deal with. This Devthon is aimed towards getting students excited by the idea of building and creating new things.”

The CSI student summit will be organized at Guru Nanak Institute of Technology and will be graced by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. The convention will also host an e-governance summit for senior government officials of the central and state governments. Interested students can visit http://devthon.org/csi50 for more details. (INN)