Karachi: The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (SZABIST Student Branch) has organized 48Hour Hackathon from the March 22 to the March 24 at SZABIST 154, Clifton with the theme ‘To Automate Any Manual Process of Pakistan’.
The application development event is organised to provide a forum for the Pakistani students to collectively come up with creative ideas and technological solutions to real life problems.
The theme that selected for the HACKATHON this year was ‘To Automate Any Manual Process of Pakistan’.
A hackathon also known as a hack day in which computer programmers and others in the field of software development as well as graphic designers, interface designers and project managers collaborate intensively on software projects.
IEEE-SSB molded this event to fit best at national level. It was platform and technology independent; the teams comprised of 2-4 participants and were allowed to work on web, mobile or desktop applications.
There were a total of 26 teams and overall 118 students that registered for the event from 7 different universities all over Pakistan (SZABIST, FAST-NUCES, University of Karachi, ISRA University Hyderabad, DHA-SUFFA, SSUET, MAJU) who stayed at SZABIST 154 Campus for 3days. Organisers provided the participants all the necessities to make their stay as comfortable as possible.
There were 3 judges that were there to evaluate the projects of the participants at the end of the third day. The judges were from renowned industries and well reputed personalities including Mr. Syed Asif Shah (CEO, IT Minds), Mr. Owais Sheikh (CTO, Lutebox), Mr. Amir Ali Jivani (CTO, Pi-Labs). The judges were very fair in their judgment and gave ample time to every team to explain their projects in detail.
At the end, all the participants were awarded with a certificate of participation. All top 3 teams were from FAST-NUCES received shields and cash prizes i.e. the team that came in first position received Rs20000, the team that came in second position received Rs.10000 and the team in third position received Rs5000.
IEEE-SZABIST Student Branch is a non-profitable student branch at SZABIST of the international organization IEEE, which works to promote technological and industrial market by organizing various seminars, conferences and workshop catering students from all over Karachi.