R.V College of Engineering, Bangalore will play host to the second edition of the Toyota Hackathon- ‘Code for Safer India’ later this month. Spread over two days (Nov 25-26), the Hackathon organized by Delhi-based Indian Road Safety Campaign, Solve, a youth led voluntary organization working in the area of road safety, will see participation from school students from Bengaluru city on decoding some effective solutions from available resources to promote road safety and to reduce the frequency and effect of road accidents. The first edition was held in August 2018 at IIT Delhi.
It is going to be a three-phased hackathon: first phase being an aptitude test, second being ideation phase in which the team has to submit the idea of the product and third being the onsite development of the product. The final phase of hackathon would be held at R.V College of Engineering, Bangalore.
“This Hackathon would not only provide a platform for the students to come forward with their coding talents but also would give them a lot of exposure as the hack is only a small part of the competition. The hackathon would help in building network in the growing tech community and collaborating with some of the finest minds of the nation. It is going to be exciting and worthwhile and open new doors for the students and giving them a chance to acquire new skills,” said a spokesperson for the event.
There are also exciting prizes for winners, coding master class, incubation support from Toyota and many other exciting rewards coming in the way of participants. The hack would be diffused with sessions which would brush up the skills of the participants, the statement said while appealing for student to join hands in this innovative way and contribute their bit in making Indian Roads Safer.
Campaign Background: It may mentioned that road safety issue affects everybody. Nobody is spared—neither the driver nor the pedestrian. Data suggests that 17 people die every hour on Indian Roads and 10 lakh+ people got killed in road accidents over the past decade. And this brings out a natural question to our mind as to what should we do? How can individual contribute his bit and reduce the rate or the intensity of road fatalities? Shouldn’t we try and come up with new ideas to combat such issues? How can a person fulfill all his duties as a responsible citizen? How we can use the available resources and come up with effective solutions?
Catch the glimpse of Delhi edition of Toyota Hackathon : https://youtu.be/5uGCfxjzk0o
Teaser of Toyota Hackathon 2019: https://youtu.be/iefh4sa913E