DigitalOcean launches Campus Shark – Productathon Contest for University students

Contest aims to identify and recognize the best student engineers across Universities in India

DigitalOcean, the cloud for developers, has launched a contest called Campus Shark for students in Indian universities. The contest aims digitaloceanto identify and recognize the best student engineers across colleges in India. The contest which is being run in association with Incubatehub (a community engagement and mobilization platform) intends to foster the growth of innovation amongst Indian students.

The contest has been designed to discover innovative ideas that are conceptualized and executed by the students themselves and is centered around the theme of building something that is useful and relevant to the community around us. The competition is open to all college students across the country, irrespective of their branch or specialization. The contest is being run in 2 phases, with Phase 1 (ending on 13th November) requiring students to provide a brief write up on the product idea and its potential utility and impact on the community. Phase 2 will require the shortlisted student teams to build a working prototype of their idea. The prototypes will be evaluated based on the ingenuity and scalability of the proposed solution. The winners of the contest will be recognized as a Campus Shark and be rewarded with attractive cash prizes.

Prabhakar Jayakumar, Country Manager, DigitalOcean said, “At DigitalOcean, we love to nurture developers and startups and students are an integral component of these ecosystems. Campus Shark strives to be a platform for identifying budding student developers and entrepreneurs and encourages students to showcase their product designing and development capabilities, and have them contribute to the ‘Make in India’ initiative of the Government.”

Rajiv Mukherjee, Founder and CEO, Incubatehub said, “Young developers and aspiring entrepreneurs in colleges always look out for a forum to validate their ideas. Campus Shark from DigitalOcean is an exciting platform to not only validate your ideas but get the required cloud infrastructure to bring your ideas to life.”