St Joseph’s University Hosts Successful 24-Hour It HACKATHON – “TECH QUEST” – KONKANCATHOLIC.COM

St Joseph’s University Hosts Successful 24-Hour It HACKATHON – “TECH QUEST”

April 11, 2024

Bengaluru: St. Joseph’s University, Bengaluru, successfully conducted its 24-hour IT Hackathon called “Tech Quest” on April 5th and 6th, 2024. Led by Dean Fr Denzil Lobo SJ, Dr BG Prashanthi, and Prem Sagar, the event attracted 24 teams of motivated students and professionals from around the country. Generous sponsorship came from well-known brands such as Unibic, Wonderla, Danil Vilov, and SS Fashions, offering catering, amusement park tickets, clothing items, and branded merchandise, supporting participants throughout the intensive 24-hour challenge.

During the event, teams took on challenges connected to Fintech and Healthcare, exhibiting great inventiveness and technical acumen while addressing genuine concerns. An expert panel made up of faculty members, industry experts, and domain specialists examined entries based on categories like innovation, functionality, and possible impacts. Winning teams claimed portions of a reward fund amounting to ` 20,000, presented at the climactic closing ceremony.

Fr Denzil Lobo SJ, reflecting on the achievements of the participants, conveyed admiration for their abundant talent and drive. Encouraged by the pioneering accomplishments, Fr Lobo endorsed the essence of sound coding practices, echoing sentiments voiced by Tim Cook, CEO of Apple. According to Fr Lobo, developing robust coding skills empowers creators to formulate enhanced software designs and sharpen their mental capacities.

Expressing gratitude towards all those attending, contributing, and assisting, Dr BG Prashanthi acknowledged the pivotal roles of participants, backers, and associates. Labeling the event as a resounding victory, she confirmed plans to organize future editions of the hackathon, continuing to serve as a launchpad for students and professionals to work together, grow intellectually, and create consequential innovations. For further updates about St Joseph’s University and its Department of Computer Science, one can access