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2 teams, 6 members, 24 hours of live coding, 3986 lines of code… Super exciting – Being in top 3 can wait!


2 teams from our side, comprising 3 members each, participated in IAMAI Appfest 2013¬†held @ IIM, Ahmedabad, from 26th July, ’13 to 28th July, ’13. First day was Talkathon – different discussion sessions. Second day onwards, there were 2 parallel tracks, viz. Hackathon and Challengathon. Hackathon allowed participants to register their own concept and team for a mobile app while Challengathon required participants to form their own team but had to choose from different concepts thrown by sponsor companies. Both tracks had a time limit of 24 hours live coding to submit the app. Results were announced on 28th July, ’13. Both of our teams ¬†participated in Talkathon and Hackathon. Neither team made it to top 3 but the sheer experience of being into those moments and face the real pressure of competitive arena was way too enriching! It teaches a whole lot of stuff right from the conceptualization to execution and presenting it in front of such a huge crowd, and also broadens the vision to observe so many brilliant ideas been executed around!

I will not deny the fact that being in top 3 would have been special, but strongly believe that in such competitions nobody actually looses, they just don’t win. I am 100% sure of immense ¬†learning the members would have collected and would definitely have a larger and positive impact in the way they approach software engineering. Being in top 3 can wait for some time, sooner or later we will be there!

Kudos for the effort… Happy coding team mates!

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