Shortlisted teams had to develop future-ready and scalable solutions, leveraging emerging technologies under the themes India Stack and Women’s Security.

Zinnov organizes women-only Hackathon CODEaholics For Her in Bengaluru
Atom Tech Shorts Tuesday, June 05, 2018 - 15:05

Global management and strategy consulting firm Zinnov Management cConsulting organised the first edition of its exclusive women-only hackathon ‘CODEaholics For Her’ in partnership with Finastra

CODEaholics saw over 1400 registrations with coding mavens registering not only from tier-1 cities such as Bangalore, Gurgaon, Chennai, Hyderabad but also from tier-2 cities such as Raigarh, Alwar, etc. Thirty teams were shortlisted for the event that took place in Bengaluru over the weekend.

Post a technical evaluation, the 30 teams were shortlisted down to 6, who then pitched their ideas to a jury, from which three teams were selected for the top prizes.

India Stack and Women’s Security were the two themes chosen, on the shortlisted teams were given the challenge to develop future-ready, smart, and scalable solutions, leveraging the latest technologies such as Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain.

The India Stack presents unprecedented opportunities in the technology ecosystem. Structured as a set of APIs built on Aadhar data of a billion-strong population, this Stack allows governments, businesses, start-ups, and developers alike to utilize this unique digital infrastructure to solve India’s problems at scale and move the country towards a presence-less, paperless, cashless and consent-driven economy.

Women’s Security as a theme provided a collaborative platform to use newer technologies to empower women and ensure their safety and security, regardless of the social, cultural, and geographical subtexts.

The team that took home first place was V Pay, which used India Stack to bring financial inclusion to 15 million plus visually impaired persons. The second place went to ‘My Integrity’, the team that developed an app to detect hidden cameras in changing rooms and/or hotel rooms using magnetic waves. And the third place was given to Modern Architecture for Property Registration, which built an application to digitalize the property registration process, using Blockchain.

Ranging from ages 20 to 50, the participants were students, working professionals, and women on a break from work, who coded relentlessly for over two days.

The women coders won a cash prize of Rs 150,000, Rs 100,000 and Rs75,000 respectively along with an opportunity to be a part of upcoming tech event the ‘Zinnov Confluence 2018’ on June 20-21 in Bengaluru.

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