The second edition of India Gadget Expo (IGE), country’s premier international gadget show, has received a fantastic response with more than 20,000 people visiting the show so far.
The event witnessed an enormous footfall from visitors and participants from varied segments including Global Investors, CEOs and Managing Directors, Technology Professionals and enthusiasts, Dealers/ Distributors, Government officials, Consumers and students. The expo showcases around 1000+ gadgets from 300+ manufacturers from various countries.
The Hackathon – Hackathon Carnival saw an active participation with amazing exchange of ideas and discussions on innovative solutions. Jury Members included Bharat Lingam- CEO XCube Labs, Surya Rao- Head BITS Pilani Hyderabad Incubator, Tom Thomas – Head IIIT Hyderabad Incubator & Sanjay Enisetty – Managing Partners 50k Ventures , Pankaj Diwan –Managing Director UPTEC IDEALABS adjudged the winner post detailed discussion and deliberations . The 30 hours long carnival had hackers pitching their prototypes and solutions to the industry leaders, investors, IT professionals and public at large.
The winner of the Hackathon carnival were Prakhar Gupta and Tejashwari Darvi the final year student of BITS Pilani Hyderabad who presented the “Transport Automator”. It allows companies to have car pooling for their employees going in same route by using intelligent algorithms. Some of the other interesting ideas which got appreciation from the jury included “Smart parking solutions” using sensors to detect empty parking spaces, “Smart Alcohol Sensor” which helps in road safety by automatically detecting alcohol limits and integrating with mobile application. The Hackathon was organised by Uptec Idealabs and Hackmania. (INN)