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Build Your Skills and Innovate – Participate in SP Jain’s Hackathon 2019

 

SP Jain School of Global Management is organising Hackathon 2019 for senior high school students who would like to build and test their skills, develop innovative solutions and solve real-world challenges. Participants will get the opportunity to compete with other teams and stand a chance to win a trip to Singapore*.

SP Jain School of Global Management is organising Hackathon 2019 for senior high school students who would like to build and test their skills, develop innovative solutions and solve real-world challenges. Participants will get the opportunity to compete with other teams and stand a chance to win a trip to Singapore*.

Participants have time from October 20, 2019 – November 30, 2019 to form teams of 2-4, solve any 1 of our 3 hackathon challenges as a team and submit their solutions.

Who Can Participate?

High school students are eligible to participate in the hackathon.

  • Grade 13 (UK curriculum)
  • Grade 12 (CBSE/ISC/IB/others)

How It Works

  • Make a team with fellow hackathon enthusiasts from your school (2-4 per team)
  • Solve any 1 of our 3 hackathon challenges as a team
  • Each team can select only one challenge to solve. You may enlist the help of your faculty.
  • Submit your solutions in a Word Document (not exceeding 7 pages) or PowerPoint Presentation (not exceeding 30 slides)
  • Qualifying teams would be notified by December 15, 2019, to participate in the international round that takes place in Singapore

Choose Any 1 Hackathon Challenge

  • Hackathon 1: Solving the Potable Water Problem

    Safe water is scarce for 1 billion people around the world. Rapid urbanisation, migration to cities due to lack of opportunities in rural areas, population explosion and lack of government initiatives are all compounding the issue of safe drinking water.

    Students will have to come up with a definition of the problem by articulating low-level complexities in their area of concern (could be a village, town, country or region). Once the problem has been articulated, students are expected to use the knowledge they have on computer science, mathematics and data science to identify possible areas of intervention and propose a solution.

  • Hackathon 2: Solving the Allocation Problem in a Retail Store

    Once the fit-outs are ready and a retail store is prepared to open to the public, one of the biggest challenges they face is the allocation of products (both the merchandise and the stock-keeping units) for store-fills.

    Students need to imagine a store of 10,000 square-feet on a high-street urban shopping complex or a shopping mall and come up with a model that would best meet the local customs, product usage and expected revenue. The overall budget for the store fill is USD 100,000. Students have the liberty to make any assumptions which are rational and have a cultural fitment with the local populace/catchment area.

  • Hackathon 3: Algorithms for Drones for Air-dropping Emergency Supplies

    In strife-torn areas (due to natural calamities, wars, ethnic conflicts and other issues), making the emergency supplies available to the people under duress is a highly-complex challenge. Using cyber-warehousing and self-learning unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), there is a possibility of identifying the need and delivering supplies like ration, medicines and water to the affected area.

    Students are expected to develop an algorithm that will help a self-learning drone to analyse its surroundings and make decisions on its own to air-drop the supplies.

How Will The Participants Benefit?

  • A chance to win a trip to Singapore*
  • **An opportunity to apply for SP Jain's Bachelor of Data Science program with tuition fee waivers of up to USD 100,000
  • A certificate of participation and exciting prizes

*Terms and conditions apply
**Subject to meeting our eligibility criteria

If you would like to know more about SP Jain’s Hackathon 2019 or register for the event, click here.

 

 

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