Last weekend I attended a hackathon after a long time. HackInOut, which is India’s biggest community hackathon, was happening very close to where I live. I went with my office colleagues Vivek and Karan and we had discussed a lot of ideas before reaching the venue, but we were not sure what we will finally end up building. After discussing our ideas with Siddharth Shetty, an iSpirit fellow and one of the mentors at the hackathon, we finally decided to build PaisaVasool.
Recently I took part in EthIndia Hackathon that took place in Bengaluru. This time I was participating without a team after a long time and made a team on the day of the event. All three of us (Ronak, Ayush and I) had a different idea of what we should work on but we finally came to a consensus on an idea that I had got from my current workplace’s CTO (Kailash Nadh).
Genie is a Voice Assistant made up of three agents who talk to you and help you automate software engineering tasks. Watch the video to understand what it can do for you.
I attended HackTheNorth, which is Canada’s Biggest Hackathon and takes place at University of Waterloo campus. I was glad to join over 1000 students from around the world at the University of Waterloo to collaborate and create something extraordinary in 36 hours. I didn’t go in as a team as the visa process was a bit delayed and so none of the participants from India knew if they would be able to go.
This product was built during the DigitalOcean Cloud Hack 2016 at 91springboard, Okhla New Delhi. These days, every cloud developer is using Docker. Docker has become the de-facto way for developers and system administrators to create lightweight images and deploy to cloud. A quick search on github returned more than 300,000 public projects with Dockerfiles. The idea behind OctoShark is to simplify the workflow of deploying and testing cloud projects.
HackNSIT is a 24 hour hackathon that took place at Netaji Subhash Institute of Technology, and had around 150 participants from all over India. The themes of the hackathon were diverse and we chose to build an app that can solve the problem of tracking the nutritional value of whatever you eat with just a simple snap. The app processes the image of a food item, retrieves nutritional content and also suggests recipes based on your daily calorie limit/goal.
BLIP is a naive solution for effective tracking of assets in indoor spaces, where satellite (GPS) based positioning systems are unreliable, and provide location based contextual services. This project was made at IndiaHacks: Internet Of Things Hackathon at SAP Labs, Gurgaon. It was an overnight hackathon and Paul and I were awake till the last moments and only slept after creating a small demo video. We were inspired by the The Time Machine (2002) movie’s scene where the protagonist enters a museum in the future.