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.