Being Part of Smart India Hackathon 2017

On the weekend, I was honored to be a judge at the grand finale of Smart India Hackathon 2017 world’s biggest hackathon organized by Government of India. ??

In the final, more than 10,000 students in 1,266 team worked on 598 problems identified by 29 ministries and government departments for 36-hours non-stop at 26 different locations.

My duty was at College of Engineering, Pune (COEP) – the same college from where I have complete my masters! ?

COEP center had more than 50 teams. I could see work of almost 25 teams closely, and I was thrilled to see passion, innovation and desire to change the society among students.

Many people and organizations deserve credit for executing such a grand scale event successfully, but needless to say, the leadership of our Prime Minister Narendra Modi played a significant role! ?

I wish I could write a lot more about the event! But it’s a busy day today as I am packing for Pressnomics (USA) trip for which I will be leaving tomorrow.

You can see more about the event using these hashtags – #SmartIndiaHackathon2017 and #sih2017 or just google for Smart India Hackathon.

Below is a picture of memento I have received and some tweets for my personal archives! ?