HackerEarth, in association with Honeywell and technology partner IBM, has announced the winners of the fourth edition of its countrywide Hackathon India Hacks 2017. The finale was held on September 8, 2017 in Bengaluru. Unlike previous hackathons, India Hacks 2017 was divided into five tracks. While AI, IoT, and Fintech were part of India Hacks, Hackathon, Programming, and ML were included under India Hacks Challenge. Winners were announced for each category.
The hackathon aimed to provide the developers a platform to interact with top industry programmers, leaders and help nurture the ecosystem.
Speaking to Inc42, Sachin Gupta, CEO, HackerEarth said, “Considering its scale, diversity and business engagements, India Hacks 2017 was completely different from other hackathons events that have been happening so far, in the country. For the final round and conference, there were more than 15,000 registrations, a huge number for any hackathon event. We had also closed 20 sponsors and partners, actively engaged in knowledge sharing and mentoring.”
India Hacks 2017, A Two-Day Finale Filled With Coding, Knowledge Sharing & Fun: Hackathon Challenge & Conference
The 4th India Hack 2017 Challenge made developers to brainstorm their minds around problems spanning around topics such as Blockchain and other CS related topic with varying difficulty levels.
In a series of online hackathons, out of almost tens of thousands of candidates, 100 teams, in each category, were selected for the zonal rounds that took place in Bengaluru, Pune and Delhi. In the zonals, 15 teams, in each category were shortlisted for the final round that took place on September 8, 2017.