November 25, 2019

inGenius and GirlGeeksHack held

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inGenius, the annual 24-hour hackathon and GirlGeeksHack hackathon supported by IEEE CompSoc Bangalore Chapter saw over 310 hackers competing to create the best solution. The participants received support and guidance from a team of 27 mentors and judges, who brought a deep knowledge and experience with them. Participants included students from PESU, RVCE, KSIT, Ramaiah Institute of Technology, BIT, Amrita University, Dayananda Sagar and CMRIT. The participants were encouraged to submit original and creative ideas from domains to include AI, ML, blockchain, AR, robotics and other areas. The alumni of PESU-ECC currently working in prestigious companies like Microsoft, Amazon, Amadeus Labs, GE and Societe Generale spent time with the participants and were available throughout the event to help and clear any doubts. The winning team of inGenius won Rs. 40,000 and an iPad for developing an application to aid children in learning Mathematics in an easy-to-understand manner while the runners up built a solution for early detection of Parkinson's disease. The winners of GirlGeeksHack who won Rs. 20,000 and an iPad screened the age of people accessing videos to ensure that age-appropriate content is viewed. The runner up team worked on generating user-customisable web pages by simply taking preferences from the user. Prizes worth over Rs. 2 lakhs were distributed to the winners of different categories. inGenius and GirlGeeksHack was sponsored by Sahaj Software, Microsoft, News Technology Services, Zoom Abroad, Dataiken and Skillenza. GirlGeeksHack of IEEE CompSoc Bangalore Chapter is a hackathon aimed at helping foster greater participation by women in the field of computer science and engineering. The hackathons were hosted by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of PESU-ECC on November 16-17, 2019.