Virtusa conducted a Hackathon called the ‘App-Tite’ , spanning across 16 cities which included Chennai, Pune, Bangalore, Noida, Hyderabad to name a few. 33 reputed institutes participated from the Andhra Pradesh, 28 from Tamil Nadu, 9 from Maharashtra, 7 from Karnataka and 5 from Delhi/NCR region.
The competition was launched on the 30thof August with 350 teams from 88 colleges participating. These teams brainstormed and submitted 196 ideas around Healthcare, social issues and education, traffic management systems and women safety issues.
The top 4 teams were awarded prizes and various goodies from Virtusa. The winning team from HKBK College of Engg, Bangalore, also an all-women team, was awarded cash prizes of Rs. 25,000 and job offers at Virtusa. Their award winning solution aimed at ending long billing queues at shopping malls, allowing shoppers to directly scan the products and make payments through their wallets. The first runner-up team from MLR IT, Hyderabad was awarded Rs 20,000 and job offers at Virtusa. Their solution aimed at automating street lights. Their solution used light sensors embedded in bulbs to automate the lights, the main aim being to save electricity and climate.