Hack To Help 2019

Hack to Help, the hackathon conducted by IEEE GEC Student Branch, ACM Chapter IIT Goa and GDG Goa featured participation from nine teams from seven institutions across Goa. The theme for the hackathon was "Rural Development".

The event was kicked off on Friday, 29th March 2019 with Ms. Nutan Kamat from Ajency.in delivering a lecture on "The Art of Planning", Students then began coding at 2 PM on the same day, with guidance from the able and experienced organising team.

Ms. Nutan Kamat delivering a lecture

Ms. Nutan Kamat delivering her lecture

Coding ended at 2 PM on the subsequent day, which was followed by the judging process. Students were mainly judged on two criteria: innovation of the idea (wrt the theme), and its execution.

Participants start hacking

Participants hacking together.

The judges for the event were Prof. Teslin Jacob (Faculty Advisor, CS IEEE GEC SB), Dr. Amaldev Manuel (Assistant Professor, IIT Goa) and Mr. Malcolm D'Souza (CTO, Mrinq Technologies). Dr. Krupashankara MS (Principal, GEC) was the Chief Guest for the event.

The winning teams were as follows:

First place:
Major7Flat5 - Digital Bulletin Board, for posting messages for a particular village (HTML CSS React.js)
Julius Alphonso
Kunal Gude
Aditya Shirodkar (GEC)

The winners, Major7Flat5 (Aditya, Kunal and Julius)

Second place:
Mini Gang - Digitising Rural Areas - Read handwritten forms, digitize them (handwriting and printed word recognition)
Shivam Kumar
Gaurav Ganna (IIT Goa)
Mini Gang

First runnners up, Mini Gang (Shivam and Gaurav)

Third place:
Technocrats - Sakhi - An app for care of the baby's vaccination programme (using file handling in C++; future scope - connect to local server of village for periodic updates)
T.S. Vishwak
Riddhi Siddarkar
Tejasi Mangale (GEC)

Second runnners up, Technocrats (Vishwak, Riddhi and Tejasi)

Mr. Julius Alphonso has been nominated for the Best Individual Contributor Award, graciously sponsored by Mrinq Technologies.

Hack to Help organising team along with the dignitaries

Hack to Help 2019 organising team along with the dignitaries.

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