Under the exceptional vision and guidance of Hon’ble Chief Minister Smt.Vasundhara Raje, IT and eGovernance has become a peoples’ movement in the state. Her endeavours to make Rajasthan the ‘Digital Leader’ of the country gave birth to Rajasthan DigiFest – a unique event that celebrates IT at its best. Hon’ble Chief Minister’s idea was successfully implemented by Mr. Akhil Arora, Principal Secretary IT&C who hosted the first ever IT Day on March 21st, 2016. Rajasthan has been celebrating Rajasthan IT Day every year on March 21, making it the only state with a day dedicated to Information Technology.
Rajasthan IT Day will set up the stage where future trends and unexplored technologies emerge. You will gain access to the brightest minds in the industry who will bring award-winning content to life. From insightful workshops to display of latest inventions, Rajasthan IT Day 2018 has a lot to offer for all. Spread over 4 days, Rajasthan Digifest & IT Day will host multiple events, setting up a new benchmark in the field of technology.
With the directions of Hon’ble Chief Minister to take IT to every corner of the State, the second Digifest was organized in Kota on August 17-18, 2017 which saw a turnout of 20,000+ enterprising youth from across the country. The third DigiFest was organized on December 02-03, 2018 in Udaipur, where an overwhelming response of 32,000+ participants was received. The journey of DigiFest which started with the second IT Day on March 21, 2017 is now seeing light to the fourth DigiFest, starting on March 18, 2018 and culminating on the third Rajasthan IT Day on March 21, 2018. The biggest IT and Startup Conclave of India, by way of a peoples’ movement, is going to be organized on 18-21 March, 2018. Events under Rajasthan IT Day 2018:
TecRush: (18th March, 2018) The curtain-raiser of Rajasthan DigiFest and IT Day 2018, TecRush will be a 5 KM fun-run promoting technology reach to the hands of each and every one in Rajasthan.
To promote digitalisation, Government of Rajasthan is organising an innovative technology marathon – Tec Rush, which will not only see jaipur’s residents but also speakers and government dignitaries running for a unified cause of making Rajasthan – DigiSthan. TecRush is a 5 KM long marathon that is being organized to commemorate the technology acceleration in the state.
Bollywood Actor Suniel Shetty along with Akhil Arora, Principal Secretary IT&C will flag off this event on 18th March, 2018. TecRush will enhance the scientific and technological temper of the participants – and promote how Information Technology is changing lives.
The event will, in addition to the run, give opportunities to young, old, women and children to participate in 50+ activities across 8 Zones, with opportunities to win over 5000+ Awards. The event has already received more than 25,000+ registrations, who will all run together to promote unprecedented technological advancements in the state.
DigiFest Job Fair: (19th – 20th March, 2018) Rajasthan DigiFest Job Fair will bring together recruiters, tech managers and candidates who are looking for that right company and excellent opportunities. The event will provide more than 6,500+ job opportunities in multiple sectors to the youth of Rajasthan. The platform will not only accelerate candidates’ hiring process but will also provide insights on what leading companies are looking for. 100+ national and international companies have registered to be a part of the event. 15000+ youth have registered to participate in the Job Fair.
Hackathon 4.0: (19th – 21st March, 2018) Rajasthan is already the pioneer of Hackathons in India. The Hackathon 4.0 shall be the World’s Biggest Hackathon ever with 5700+ participants showcasing their coding skills over a 36 hour non-stop coding competition.
Hackathon 4.0 will be a 36 hour non-stop coding marathon providing an excellent platform to brilliant coders, developers & designers to use their out-of-the-box thinking on numerous themes and take home prizes worth Rs. 32.5 Lacs along with an exclusive opportunity to work with Government of Rajasthan.
Coders, developers & designers will have a platform to use their innovative thinking and inventive methods on themes like Bhamashah, e-Mitra, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, AR/VR, Blockchain, Machine Learning, Data Warehouse and Data Mobility.
Jalandhar-based AK Pal Robotic, Delhi-based Tech 9 and Bengaluru-based Swift Ace have won the Hackathon 4.0 organised by the government of Rajasthan.
Rajasthan Startup Fest
Government of Rajasthan has always believed in the potential of emerging startups and to boost their innovative business ideas, Rajasthan IT Day 2018 is bringing together the most successful and disruptive startups under one roof. They are organizing “The Startup Expo” which will be the state’s largest Startup Exhibition where the prominent business leaders, change makers and innovative entrepreneurs will showcase their cutting-edge business solutions.
Startups will have the Rajasthan Startup Fest as one stop destination for incubation, acceleration, discussions and showcase of their ideas and products to VCs/Angel Investors/High Networth Individuals and also get benefit from the INR 500 Crore Bhamashah TechnoFund for Startups set up by Hon’ble Chief Minister.
Along with this, school and college students will have opportunities to showcase their entrepreneurship skills in niche technologies like SpaceTech etc. A special segment for women entrepreneurs is organised, which will provide them an opportunity to present their products and ideas and take benefits from the INR 100 Crore dedicated in Bhamashah TechnoFund for women entrepreneurs.
Entrepreneurs will also be getting the opportunity to be a part of Bhamashah TechnoHub and iStart Nest: The one-of-its-kind world class incubators in Rajasthan. More than 1000+ startups from across the country have registered to participate.
Sessions & Workshops: (19th, 20th & 21st March, 2018) Rajasthan IT Day will witness multiple sessions with eminent speakers discussing on thought-provoking ideas, display of latest innovations in the field of IT, workshops for emerging startups and learners and the unveiling of latest citizen-centric projects by Government of Rajasthan. Venue: IGPRS, Commerce College, Jaipur
Rajasthan Expo: Showcases : (19 – 21st March, 2018) Join the biggest technology exhibition to decipher innovations that have changed lives. Rajasthan IT Day brings to you ‘Tech State’, ‘Smart Gaon’, ‘Smart City’– a one of its kind experience that will open the doors to latest inventions done by Government of Rajasthan that has bought a crucial impact in the state. Along with this, IT Day will also give an iconic platform for emerging startups to showcase their products and services at the ‘Startup Expo’.