800 coders including experts, students participated in Rajasthan’s DIGIFEST 2017
Source :NewsBharati   Date :18-Aug-2017

Kota, August 18: As many as 150 teams and over 800 coders including experts, students, took part in DIGIFEST 2017, a two-day event which was organized by Rajasthan government aiming to provide a platform for entrepreneurs and startups, and develop apps for state flagship schemes.


The two-day event, DIGIFEST 2017, was inaugurated on Thursday with the theme 'Hackathon 2.0' event where about 800 IT experts, coders and students displayed their innovations. The mega event was organized by Rajasthan Information and Technology Department.

In this event, the participants are developing applications on state government flagship schemes like Bhamasha Yojana, E-Mitra, Internet offing, blog chain and artificial intelligence and also making the presentation of the same within 24 hours. Also, the participants are working on mobile applications like a smart dustbin and parking solution in this event.

A team from IIT Roorkee is working on a mobile app that would enable the women to use their Bhamasha cards as debit cards. Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje also addressed the participants in a session on Friday. Interestingly, the developers of top three applications would be awarded a cash prize of Rs 15 lakh, Rs 10 lakh and Rs 7.50 lakh besides several other consolation prizes for top performers.