The Rotaract Club of IIT recently hosted a hackathon event, Haxmas 2022 with Ascentic as the Platinum Sponsor. Haxmas 2022 brought together some of the best and brightest young minds from the tech community to work on innovative and impactful projects.
Ascentic, a leading tech company in Sri Lanka, was proud to sponsor the event and provide a platform for young people to showcase their skills and creativity. The event was a huge success, attracting a diverse group of participants, including students, developers, and entrepreneurs.
Haxmas 2022 consisted of a few phases including an ideation and a hackathon. The scope of the event was to provide a platform for teams to ideate, develop, and pitch technology solutions within a specified theme. The teams were given 2 weeks to prepare their project proposals and present their solutions to a panel of judges were Mr Shanaka Perera the Head of Engineering Ascentic Ltd and Mrs Dilini Rajapakse the Head of Business Development and innovation Ascentic Ltd on the day of the ideation. The projects were diverse and demonstrated a high level of innovation and creativity. The judges were impressed by the quality of the projects and praised the participants for their hard work and dedication. In addition, the judges selected 7 teams to move forward to the main hackathon event based on their performance during the ideathon. The selected teams were provided with mentorship and support during a one-month implementation period. On the day of the hackathon, the top three innovations were chosen by the judging panel, which included Mrs. Anna Kalm, founder of Ascentic Ltd., Mr. Alagan Mahalingam, founder, CEO, and chief software architect of Rootcode Labs, and Mr. Rohan Jayaweera, analytics delivery lead at Octave and co-founder/director of Antyra Solutions. The winning team received a cash prize and an internship opportunity with Ascentic, providing them with valuable resources and support as they continue to develop their solution.
In addition to the ideathon and the hackathon, Haxmas 2022 also featured a number of workshops and talks by leading tech industry experts, providing participants with the opportunity to learn new skills and stay up-to-date with the latest developments in their field.
Haxmas 2022 provided a platform for young undergraduates to collaborate, learn, and make a difference in their community. Ascentic is honored to have been a part of this exciting and impactful event. In conclusion, Haxmas 2022 was a fantastic event that demonstrated the power of collaboration and the impact that young people can have when they come together to work on innovative solutions.