About the Organiser
Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, also known as National Institute of Technology, Bhopal, is a public university located in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India. It is part of the group of publicly funded institutions in India known as National Institute of Technology.
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Dreams descent to reality with sheer hard work, dedication and a vision. All these ingredients and then some others were needed to make Version ß a reality, and to make the second edition even more successful, it took double the effort. But as Version ß Hackathon 2019 concluded, it’s evident that ISTE student’s chapter MANIT team pulled all stops and gave it all in.
An online idea submission round followed by the 36-hour long national level hackathon. All the problem statements released were closely connected with the immensely important topic of Data Science and Machine learning, on which workshops were held very recently by ISTE itself, which garnered a great response from students.
With five intricately designed and planned questions, they surely gave tough competition and brain food to the 31 teams competing.
The first problem statement was related to efficient flood rescue. The participants were asked to create a project using google satellite view to find areas of the city which are almost certain to be affected by flood and also include an efficient order for the rescue operation, i.e., a route for the evacuation of civilians to safe houses etc. Such an application would have done wonders and saved so many lives had it been developed before, like for those areas affected in India this year.
The second problem statement was based on suitable food suggestions for a particular individual. The app will basically identify a particular food item and suggest whether or not it is suitable for the user according to their daily calorie intake and workout schedule, i.e., from the data of their health tracking device. It would prove to be a game-changer in today’s world of health-conscious individuals. The application would serve as an anytime adviser cum doctor for you.
The third problem statement was Try Fit, i.e., to create an app that could create a virtual model of the body according to user measurements and show how particular apparel or accessory would fit them. In this digital age, where everybody prefers to shop online in the comfort of their homes and offices, this is a very useful tool.
The fourth problem statement was based on a smart certificate generator i.e., an app that would accept a template and required data and then automatically create the certificate according to the data supplied.
The fifth problem statement was named Profit Seed, i.e, an application to help the farmers. The app would judge the crop pattern across the nation i.e, the demand and supply and also take into consideration the resources of the farmer and the weather conditions in that particular area. Based on the above-developed insights, it would help the farmer to decide cropping pattern for the upcoming year in order to maximise his/her profits
After 36 hours of coding marathon and hours of brainstorming, all teams broadened the horizon of the competitors and viewers, opening doors to new schemes which have not been devised so far. The hackathon ended at 12 and the presentation ceremony was scheduled at 4. The presentation ceremony was graced by the presence of our esteemed mentors Mr. Sabyasachi Mukhopadhyay, Mr Mrinal Jain and Mr Sameer Khan.
In the presentation, all the teams were given 5 minutes to present their project before the mentors followed by questions pertaining to their presentation.
This competition brought out the most unique of ideas and the teams who emerged as winners were as follows:
- NIT, Bhopal
- NIT, Raipur
- NIT, Bhopal
- Medicaps, Indore