As Rajasthan gears up for its IT Day 2018 fest, the overwhelming response is just a testament to the hidden and unseen talent of the state. As Hackathon 4.0 nears, the number of applicants has risen to 5,000, which is more than twice the number of applicants which were received from the last year Hackathon.
Hosted by the Department of Information Technology and Communication (DoIT&C) of the Government of Rajasthan, the four-day event, starting from March 18, is ready to host five programmes which include TechRush, Hackathon 4.0, Eduhack, Green-a-thon and eMitra/ITGK Connect.
What Is Hackathon 4.0?
The Rajasthan government, in view of the IT Day 2018, is introducing a platform for coders, developers and designers to showcase their skills in accordance with numerous themes.
Hackathon 4.0 will be a 36-hour non-stop coding marathon aimed at finding effective solutions to promote and improve the state’s IT and e-governance initiatives. The participants of the event which include students, professionals, startups and organisations, will have the prodigious platform to present their out-of-the-box thinking on these themes viz. AI, IoT, AR/VR, Blockchain, ML, data warehouse and data mobility.
Between March 19 and 21, more than 5,000 individuals will work alone or in a team to present a final version of their idea to bring a citizen-centric solution and win prizes. Also, solutions can be created for Rajasthan’s government first initiatives such as Bhamashah and e-Mitra as well as to promote tourism in the state.
Bhamashah Scheme was initiated in 2008 by Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, and this was the first Direct Benefit Transfer programme in India. Under this, the bank accounts are made in the name of the lady of the house and at present, only Rajasthan empowers women by registering the bank accounts in their name. On the other hand, e-Mitra platform offers over 290+ services such as bill payments, banking, application for driving license and more. For this, the participants can showcase their technical approach towards solving these intricacies.