Chennai, September 2018: Confederation of Indian Industry and Tamil Nadu e-Governance Agency organized the Connect Hackathon 2018 at Tech Mahindra, Sholinganallur,Chennai. Team from Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College, Coimbatore ; Saveetha Engineering College and Rajalakshmi Engineering College won under the Artificial Intelligence; Analytics & Mobility Category respectively. Winners will be presented Chief Minister’s Award for Excellence in E- Governance at the CII CONNECT 2018 – India’s premier ICT annual event organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in partnership with the Government of Tamil Nadu.
Around 135 teams registered through an online portal in the CII connect website. Of the 135 teams, 37 teams were shortlisted for the final event by a jury jointly chaired by the CII Members and TNeGA Officials. The objective of Hackathon is to create excitement for professional and student developers to build solutions around a “Digital DNA” and to foster the local ecosystem. The participants came with an idea and a solution and attempt to realize it during Hackathon.
The event had tremendous response from colleges across Tamil Nadu, with a majority participation from colleges in Tier 1 and Tier 2 cities. The team applications underwent a first round of evaluation a jury jointly chaired by the CII Members and TNeGA Officials, where evaluation criteria included novelty of the idea, complexity, clarity, feasibility, readiness, practicability, and sustainability, scale of impact, user experience and potential for future work progression.