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SimpliHACK – a hackathon event organized by professional certification industry leader Simplilearn to discover some of the best talents in the technological field was a huge success. In association with Venturesity, Simplihack kick-started on 28th February 2015 at 10:00 am.

Participants listening to the initial presentation
Participants listening to the initial presentation

Many participants came from various parts of the country to participate in the 24 hour long hackathon. Moreover, Simplihack saw a maximum number of women coders participating apart from a 16 year old Sachin, participating in his third hackathon.

Product Head Giridharan Natarajan - Product Head, Simplilearn giving a brief to the participants
Product Head Giridharan Natarajan – Product Head, Simplilearn giving a brief to the participants

A formal introduction to the company and the tasks to be achieved during the hackathon was briefed to the participants by the Product and Technology team heads as well as by the company CEO – Krishna Kumar.

Brainstorming session
Brainstorming session

The participants formed teams of four and got into brainstorming sessions before starting work on their assignments.

Participants working in groups
Participants working in groups

If you thought that the entire event was a serious affair, then you are mistaken. There were many fun moments during the event. Music played throughout based on participant requests apart from them dancing and participating in some stress busting events as and when the stress levels rose.

Child Prodigy Sachin taking a chill pill during the event
Child Prodigy Sachin taking a chill pill during the event

There was unending flow of drinks and snacks to keep the team charged and hydrated as they worked incessantly for 24 hours.

Simplilearn Team Members Helping the Participants
Simplilearn Team Members Helping the Participants

Team members from Simplilearn were always available at the beck and call of any participant helping them with their queries and making things available to them as and when required.

Long night but still going on
Long night but still going on
Lot of work, very little time
Lot of work, very little time

After a grueling 24 hour task, the teams were able to put up some really good innovative ideas to shape.

Presentation Time
Presentation Time

Around 12:00 pm on 1st March the teams were asked to present their projects in front of the respected panel consisting of Krishna Kumar – CEO Simplilearn, Gerald Jaideep – COO Simplilearn, Kashyap Dalal – CPO Simplilearn,  Giridharan Natarajan – Product Head and Manisha S – UX Designer

Judging Panel
Judging Panel

Some of the projects presented by the participants as per the judges were mind-blowing and innovative, however after a lot of thought the winners were declared.

Team Tandem - The Winners of Simplihack!
Team Tandem – The Winners of Simplihack!

Team Tandem from Trivandrum who turned the Simplilearn platform into a gamification zone walked away with the Rs. 100,000/- cash prize.

Krishna Kumar - CEO Simplilearn
Krishna Kumar – CEO Simplilearn

Krishna Kumar – CEO, Simplilearn in his final speech declared that there will be more such events coming up from Simplilearn in the near future, to dig out some rare technological gems who can bring about a greater change to the ever changing technological space!

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Shaiju Mathew is an Indian author, social media strategist, blogger, reviewer, screenplay writer, and short film director, known for his 2010 book Knocked Up and short film Planchette. For more information please visit his webpage www.shaijumathew.com or blog www.shaiju-mathew.blogspot.in. You can also check him out on Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shaiju_Mathew)

 

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