IIIT-Hyderabad to host Developer Tutorial and Hackathon on Smart City solutions

By Author  |  Published: 24th Oct 2018  11:52 pm

Hyderabad: IIIT-Hyderabad is hosting a developer tutorial and a hackathon on October 27 and 28. The activities are part of “India-EU Partnership Project for Collaboration on ICT standardization, Policy and Regulatory matters”, which is jointly anchored by TSDSI and ETSI, the Telecom SDOs from India and EU respectively.

The tutorial, conducted by a team of French professors from University of Toulouse will enable technology developers and students to build standards compliant applications for Internet of Things and provide interoperability and other key benefits of standardisation.

The hackathon, with Smart City theme, is aimed at creating new applications that a smart city could offer.

According to Sachin Gaur, Coordinator EU–India Cooperation, the hackathon received around 200 entries from all-over the country and has been shortlisted to the top 20 solutions. The top 20 teams will be taught how to build standard compliant solutions, hence making their solutions global and interoperable. This intervention will hopefully contribute towards the flagship projects of the government like Startup India and Make in India.

The winning team will get a fully paid trip funded by EU to attend a leading startup event in Estonia in January 2019, according to a press release.