INDIA POLICE HACKATHON 2019

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INDIA POLICE HACKATHON 2019

The curtains came down on the Hackathon mega event last evening after a gruelling 36 hour long exploratory coding competition for the five police problem statements given to them. The venue was RV College of Engineering in Bangalore, who were also the cohosts and 45 teams from all across the country battled for the honours, national recognition of winning this mega event and a prize of Rs. 1 lakh. The second and third prizes were Rs.75,000 and Rs. 50,000 respectively.

Out of 303 teams which applied 290 qualified for the Online Preselection round. IEEE as the Knowledge Partners were tasked to conduct the selection process. At the end of online Preselection round, 45 teams made it to the finals which was held on 16th and 17th of Nov 2019. Ten Teams went to the Power Round at the end of the Hackathon coding process. Those ten teams were given 10 mins presentation inclusive of Q&A to present to the Jury. Dataiken, a start up provided the technology platform and Coding Club RVCE provided complete volunteer support.

The IEEE went ahead with mentoring, evaluation and tabulation and declaring the results for the final on site round of the Hackathon. They are a group extremely qualified volunteers who delivered exceptional service for free. The results were declared in the Awards Ceremony last night, with Dr. Rajneesh Goyal, ACS, Home as the Chief Guest and Dr. KN Subramanya, Principal RV College of Engineering as the Guest of Honour.

Sarvatra, a team from Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, won the India Police Hackathon 2019, the second and third prizes went to the Team Vikings from Target Corporation of India and Team Doozie from Doozie Software Solutions. What we gained was trust of the coding fraternity and the Jury / Mentors and their unqualified offer to collaborate to work for society and the govt. The final codes will be reviewed again shortly to decide on the strategy to transform them into functional products at the earliest.

CODING FOR POLICE HAS BEGUN IN WORD & SPIRT. THE CODING FRATERNITY HAS TAKEN UP THE CHALLENGE.

Sanjay Sahay

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