KTU VC Dr Ciza Thomas launches 'Digital Youth Hackathon 2022-2023'

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Dr Ciza Thomas launches Digital Youth Hackathon

Kochi:APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University Vice-Chancellor Dr Ciza Thomas launched the “Digital Youth Hackathon 2022-2023”. The hackathon is organised by Nest Digital, a subsidiary of the NeST Group in association with ICT Academy of Kerala (ICTAK) and the technological university.

The first phase of competitions is scheduled to start on December 16. The winners of the hackathon would be announced in the first week of February, 2023. The event will provide a platform for college and university students to showcase their skills in ideation, coding, and building solutions to real-life problems.

Prize money of Rs 1,00,000 will be awarded to the first position, Rs 50,000 and Rs 35,000 for the second and third positions respectively along with job offers in Nest Digital for the top 3 winners of the Codeathon and the top 3 teams of Ideathon+ Hackathon.

“We understand that this is going to be a great platform for students to invest their skills and demonstrate their talents to a wider community. The students have to use technology as the core in solving the most pressing social problems of today. This type of hackathon and interactions will benefit our students to reach great heights. We urge for institutions like NeST Digital’s support in guiding, mentoring, and encouraging the future generation, and make them connect with real-world problems,” said Dr Ciza Thomas.

The hackathon will be conducted in three phases. Phase one is an individual event which will be conducted virtually, phases two and three are team events, with each team having a maximum of six members. Participants can register for the Hackathon by visiting the page https://yaksha.com/offerings/hackathons/nest-digital-youth- hackathon/

The last date for Registration is December 13.

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