TestingXperts Successfully Concludes Hackathon Navikaranam 2018
TestingXperts, as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative, organised ‘Hackathon Navikaranam’ for school students from in and around Chandigarh, India. Hackathon, named Navikaranam 2018, gave the bright minds from Chandigarh and vicinity, an opportunity to put their coding and IT skills to use for societal cause and build software applications solving real-world problems.
As many as 61 participants from 16 teams from leading schools competed in the event, which was hosted at TestingXperts office in IT Park Chandigarh. The event ran for 2 days at the weekend where teams enthusiastically developed innovative and unique solutions across varied areas like Road Safety, Healthcare, Education, Workplace Security, e-Governance etc. Out of the 16 teams, 7 teams qualified for the final round which was evaluated by a panel of experts from leading IT Companies.
In a hard-fought competition, First Prize was bagged by St John’s School, sector 26, Chandigarh for their project on improving Road safety with dynamic speed controller. The first runner-up position was taken by Bhavan Vidyalaya School, Chandigarh for a project on Betterment of youth by counselling for depression and medical issues while the second runner-up position was taken by Carmel Convent School, Sector 9, Chandigarh for their project on Help for Kids living with Cancer.
The event was graced by Chief Guest Mr. Ajay Shrivastava, Additional Director & Centre Head, STPI (Mohali, India) who addressed all the students and said: “It shows sensitivity towards Social Problems and you all did an amazing job”.
Speaking about the event, Mr. Manish Gupta, CEO of TestingXperts said: “This Hackathon was a perfect platform for young kids to showcase their talent and build something of social value. Industry and academics should collaborate more often to make Chandigarh a hub for innovation and encourage the growth of IT in the area”. The event was a brainchild of 4 young school/ college students from Tricity and was supported by TestingXperts.
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