IEEE conducts three day international virtual hackathon at SRMIST


The Department of IEEE at SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur conducted HackTrix, a three day international virtual hackathon with an add-on Conference recently.  Students choose from eight diverse tracks to pit against each other as they revolutionized their chosen field. The event turned out to be the perfect place for participants to foster their learning skills. The flagship hackathon, 'HackTrix', was presided by leaders and veterans of their respective fields as the judges’ panel.

Participants were from Australia, Germany, USA, Canada, Russia, Turkey, Mexico among others. With a vision to coordinate splendid mentalities, IEEE SRM Student Branch constantly tries to incorporate Discussion, Demonstration & Development, and encourage technological advances in new arenas and promote application-based knowledge.

Winners of this mega event were TRIX4 as the Winners of HackTrix; Commit Cats for First Runners Up; Second Runners Up goes to Code Linguists and, an Honorary mention was awarded to Ctrl-Alt-Elite.

Judges include Alon Grinshpoon, CEO and founder of echoAR; Mr. Soham Dixit - Alumni of SRMIST and winner of “Smart India Hackathon 2018” and “Airbus Hackathon (Aerothon 2019)”; Mr. Akshay Saini, Founder & CEO of Boiling News, with us on the esteemed panel of the event. He's been with Paytm as an SDE and currently with Uber; Mr. Satya Iyengar; Mr. Devasheesh Saxena is the Principal Architect and Global Delivery Leader for Digital Business for QuEST Global.

For the Mentors’ panel, we had Ayon Roy who has been a mentor in 70+ hackathons; SDE1 at Hackerrank, Aditya Agarwal, then we had TR Rohith who is a Software Engineering Intern at Bajaj Health; Jahanavi Bhagat, a mentor at Tesseract Coding and Praveen Kumar Puroshattam an ex-Microsoft MVP. That’s not all, we also had over with us Sahil Rahman, a mentor at Future Blink and Anustup Mukherjee who is a mentor from Dark Horse. That’s not the end, we also had international members joining us, Bormotov Dmitrii who is a mentor from Flow Health and Michael Pautav, mentor from Deem incorporated.

From the IEEE SRM SB Web Dev domain, we had Ahmed Mawia, Harsh Gour and Shaurya Bhandari as our mentors. Mr. Ahmed Mawia is a full stack developer with understanding of software development concepts. He is currently experimenting with blockchain technology and the decentralized web. He was the winner of VIT HACKATHON held in 2020 and was the Web Dev Leader at IEEE SRM SB. He is also an SDE INTERN at FIBONALABS and got selected as a MENTOR FOR GIRLSCRIPT SUMMER OF CODE 2021. Mr. Gour is an experienced developer and a SD Intern with FibonaLabs and the Web Development Lead for IEEE SRM SB while Mr. Snehil is a Software intern at Shoopy, a full stack engineer and a Unity Game Dev. We also had Aditya Jyoti Paul from IEEE SRM SB R&D domain as our mentor.