A hackathon is all about learning, and creating different products in a stipulated time period. LNMIIT comes up with one such event, LNMHacks, which aims to provide worthwhile opportunities to the students to help them improve their existing development skills, learn new ones and get hands on experience with new tools and technologies.
Seeking to engage diverse talent in the 24-hour inter-college technical event, the Jaipur-based engineering college is organizing the first edition of this hackathon on October 22-23, 2016, as a headline event where hackers get to collaborate and experiment on software projects and ideas.
Prospective participants include students who are currently pursuing their B.Tech degree from recognized institutes. Few seats would also be reserved for female participants to help them pursue and develop their interests in contemporarily growing programming culture.
Mobile development being the most trending field of this era, the event focuses on the students to learn more about this and other fields; and the best way to get them to interact with and work on the latest technologies is giving them a chance to be a part of a hackathon. The participants will attend sessions where experts will help them get a good grasp of the technology of their choice, thereby enabling them to develop an awesome product in 24 hours.
LNMHacks will also focus on encouraging an element of healthy competition along with many cash incentives to be won. Increasing participation of female hackers in hackathons would also be the focal point of the event. With tracks like Internet of Things (IoT), FinTech and Retail, students will be encouraged to create new applications (both mobile and web based), or even create a hardware hack using various APIs and libraries which can help them to solve any particular problem.
Numerous Webinars by national as well as international experts on different aspects of software development will be taken up. Explicit webinar for girls on why they should participate in the hackathons and a motivational talk to increase their participation will be conducted. Webinar will be taken by Ms. Nelly Kiboi, an outreach alumni and currently working as software engineer in American Express, UK.