Shunya, the Mathematics Club of PES University successfully organized the second edition of its signature event, Arithemania 2.0 on April 8 and 9, 2023. This Ultimate 30-hour Hackathon, in collaboration with IEEE Bangalore Chapters, was held exclusively for the students of the University and drew over 300+ students to participate in the event.
Arithemania 2.0 was flagged off with O'Reilly, Growth-School, Keventers, Echo-3D, MathWorks, Taskade, Wonderla, Style Union, Excel Care and Wolfram Language. With a prize pool and goodies worth ₹ 20,00,000/- this event was a great opportunity for students to challenge themselves, network with like-minded individuals, and showcase their mathematical-technical expertise.
Participants chose a problem statement in one of the four domains, namely - Data Science and Intelligent Communication, Robotics and Automation, Big Data Analytics, and Applied Mathematics. This allowed students to demonstrate their skills and knowledge in various areas of mathematics. The event took place at the PES University, Ring Road Campus, Bangalore, in the PESU 52 of the Golden-Jubilee Block, equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for the participants to learn, enjoy and at the same time work on their projects in a conducive environment.
Arithemania 2.0 also had a distinguished panel of judges comprising of Dr. Sanjeev Gurugopinath, Professor of Electronics and Communications Department, Executive Committee Member of IEEE Comsoc and IEEE SPS Bangalore, Mr. Anindya Saha, CTO at Saankhya labs, Chair IEEE Comsoc Bangalore, Dr. Chengappa Munjandira, Vice Chair of IEEE Comsoc Bangalore, Dr. Venkatarangan M.J, Head of IEEE RAS PES University Student Chapter and Executive Committee member IEEE RAS Bangalore, Mr. Vijay Gangolli, Principal Escalation Engineer for Modern Work Microsoft 365 Asia, Microsoft Bengaluru, Dr. Souvick Chatterjee, Senior Team Lead, MathWorks, Shelvia Malik, Technology Account Manager, MathWorks, Dr. Phalachandra H.L, Director of Software Systems Design, AMD, Mr. Sujan Shirol, Data Scientist, Rolls Royce, Dr. Sudeenra Kumar K, Associate Professor, Domain Head, VLSI and Embedded Systems, PES University, Dr. B.M. Shankar, Professor of Mathematics, Researcher, PES University, Dr. S Radhakrishnan, Professor and Head of Department of Physics, PES University, and Mr. Debayan, Educator IEEE RAS PESU.
The mentorship was also provided by one of our sponsors, Echo-3D, virtually on our discord servers for all those who required support from experts for the whole duration of the Hackathon.
Arithemania 2.0 was the perfect platform to exhibit math-techno prowess and compete against some of the brightest minds in the field. The event was an absolute blast, and the winners were announced at the end of the hackathon. The students who participated in the event received a valuable learning experience and made meaningful connections. Overall, Arithemania 2.0 was a huge success and a testament to the skill and talent of the students of PES University.