CodeShastra 5.0 – A 24 Hour Hackathon by DJCSI

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CodeShastra 5.0

Every once in a while, a new technology, an old problem, and a big idea turn into an innovation. The advent of technology has emanated a platform for the youth to use their imagination and creativity to augment innovative solutions to complex real-life problems existing in the society. Hackathons are software programming competitions wherein computer programmers compete to design the most efficient application or webpage as directed by certain predefined problem statements.

One of the most distinguished and recognised Hackathon that takes place in the city is ‘CodeShastra’. It is a 24-hour Hackathon organised by DJCSI, the official CSI student chapter of Dwarkadas J. Sanghvi College of Engineering, Mumbai.CodeShastra is one of the oldest and most reputed hackathons organised in Mumbai with a footfall of more than 400 aspiring programmers from numerous colleges across the city, in teams of 2 to 4 each. The competition goes on for 24 hours straight, with ignited minds giving it everything to create a coherent application or web service that would be of utility for society. With judges like Ajit Joshi (CSI Mumbai secretary), Neeta Khare (TCS global technology head), AtulGandre (TCS global technology head), HiloniPunatar (founder of ThinkDigital) present for the 2018 edition, the CodeShastra name has become associated with head honchos of the technical sector.

  Dr. Hari Vasudevan, the Principal of D. J. Sanghvi COE, says “ The CSI chapter of our college has always taken many initiatives to help the students gain exposure beyond their regular academic curriculum. I strongly believe that the technical outcome of the event will contribute to solving many of the techno- commercial problems faced by the industry and I encourage students who are looking for a unique platform to showcase their technical skills and innovativeness to participate in the same. I wish the DJ-CSI committee and participants of CodeShastra all the very best for the success of the hackathon.” 

With an objective to captivate and enrapture the participants within its realm of learning and opportunities, CodeShastra5.0 will be conducted on 2nd – 3rd March 2019 and the theme this year will be FinTech. Fintech, short for Financial Technologies, refers to the usage of computer programs to enable improved delivery of financial services like banking, investing and stock brokerages.

The Head of Department of Information Technology, Dr. Neepa Shah said, “Jonathan Ive said, “It is very easy to be different, but very difficult to be better.”  Our DJ-CSI team likes to execute difficult things in an efficient manner to make it bigger and better every year. Presenting the better and bigger, Codeshastra 5.0.”

  This year, the problem statements for the hackathon are powered by Tata Consultancy Services, Quantiphi, Foxmula by Inversion and other companies. Participants will get internship opportunities by Quantiphi, Cere Labs, SM Global and Foxmula by Inversion. DLink is the official Knowledge Partner and Circle Tech is the Gaming Partner for the fifth edition; along with DigitalOcean as the Cloud Partner. Other partners include Alternatives India, Brijeel and Frapp.  Apart from the eminent judges, admirable personalities from established tech companies like Tata Consultancy Services and SM Global will be present as mentors to guide the students around various technical hurdles this year.

Professor VinayaSawant says “CodeShastra is brainstorming, enthusiastic and determined teamwork efforts to achieve the goal of successful execution of well-planned coding event.”

 It is essentially an opportunity that every aspiring programmer, in fact every student with a thirst for knowledge should participate in CodeShastra because it is a place where technology meets innovation, talent meets opportunity and imagination becomes reality.

The registration link for CodeShastra 5.0 is :https://tiny.cc/codeshastra

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