Poornima Hackathon 2021
Poornima University, Jaipur organized a 36 hours Hackathon event from 23rd March 2021 to 24th March 2021 at their Poornima Institute of Engineering and Technology campus. The three teams, Team CodersGo, Raven Code and Lunatic Bytes from Maharishi University of Information Technology, Noida,participated in the event. The event started with the customary opening ceremony organized by the faculty members with dance and Saraswathi Vandana, followed by an introduction of the university and the campus.
The event started with great participation and active enthusiasm of around 160 teams assembled there from all corners of India. With the first-round elimination scheduled for around 5pm, everybody was enthused and bubbling with energy and doing their work tirelessly.
First-round was the first nerve-wrecking round as it was an elimination round. Around 85 teams could progress for the second round when the results were announced around 9pm. All our teams had qualified for the next round. Meanwhile, the enthusiasm of the students was greeted with thunderous applause by the weather of Rajasthan, with heavy sandstorms.
Nevertheless, with renewed vigour and energy after enjoying the storm and the accompanying rain breeze, the participants moved to their desks for further proceedings. The next round elimination was scheduled for 8am the next day.
The participants got ready for their evaluation for which the result was set to be announced around 11am on 24th March. The teams were waiting with great anticipation and the wait only grew nerve-wrecking by the minute. The list had now been trimmed to around 40teams for the third round. Two of our teams marched on to the third round.
The third round evaluation was scheduled at 12:30pm. And the list had got further trimmed to top 20 teams for the finale. During the final felicitation it was found that three teams from Poornima University stood for the respective 1st, 2nd and 3rd positions. Our other two teams CodersGo and Raven Code were part of the top 20 teams. The whole event was a great success with eminent jury members all having a word of advice and encouragement for the participants. The event ended with Vote of Thanks and congratulations from the admin members. The event being a grand success is a signal of the never ending enthusiasm, diligence, patience and never-give-up attitude of us, who have fought and are in the process to defeat this Covid-19 pandemic.
Overall, it was a great learning experience for the students and also a one with great memories to go with. A pleasant, knowledgeable adventure and a method of learning outside classroom through experience.