Hackathon at Szabist: Students find ‘technical’ solutions to real problems

Published: April 1, 2013
All three winning teams belonged to FAST-NUCES.

All three winning teams belonged to FAST-NUCES.

KARACHI: A 48-hour application development event, Hackathon, was organised by the IEEE-Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (Szabist) between March 22 and March 24 at the institute’s 154 campus.

The event was aimed at providing students a platform to come up with creative ideas and provide technological solutions to real life problems. The theme for this year’s Hackathon was ‘To Automate Any Manual Process of Pakistan’. A total of 26 teams, comprising two to four participants each, and 118 students from seven different universities took part in the event.

The universities included Szabist, FAST-NUCES, University of Karachi, Isra University Hyderabad, DHA-Suffa, Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology and Mohammad Ali Jinnah University. Syed Asif Shah, CEO IT Minds, Owais Sheikh, CTO Lutebox and Amir Ali Jivani, CTO Pi-Labs were invited to evaluate the performance of the participants. All three winning teams belonged to FAST-NUCES.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 1st, 2013.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • Tahir
    Apr 2, 2013 - 12:49AM

    Fast is the best computer science university in Pakistan


  • Saad
    Apr 4, 2013 - 2:59PM


    What was the problem and the solution provided?




  • Danish
    Apr 9, 2013 - 3:37PM

    @Tahir, LUMS is the best in CS. Most PHD teachers in its’ CS department and very good facilities


  • Danish
    Apr 9, 2013 - 3:38PM

    @Tahir, LUMS is the best University for CS, way better than FAST


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