First of the global hackathon series on blockchain received 1276 registrations from across India.
Conduent Incorporated (NYSE: CNDT), a digital interactions company, hosted the Conduent Blockchain Hackathon finale at its office in Hyderabad on June 22 and 23, 2019, held in collaboration with HackerEarth, an enterprise software talent management company.
The first hackathon of the series kicked off in India on April 12, 2019. Open to all blockchain enthusiasts in the country, the event’s first phase consisted of 1,276 participants who competed in a virtual crowdsourcing process over the course of six weeks. It then culminated into a 36-hour, no sleep, on-site hackathon where 76 participants forming 27 teams created and presented their blockchain solution prototypes.
Shivam Singh, Rajat Rawat, Rohan Chougule and Swastik Shrivastava of team shivam2813_1716 from Lucknow earned the grand prize of RS 3,00,000 (3 lakh Indian rupees) and the title of ultimate winners of the Conduent Blockchain Hackathon India segment. The first runner up award went to Sudharshan Iyengar, Shankar Thyagarajan, Kiruba Karan and Magesh B of team HackerX from Chennai who received RS 2, 00,000 (2 lakh Indian rupees) and, the second runner award was given to Anand Kumar Sinha, Sangat Das, Sairaj Sawant and Rohit Badre of team anandsinha07_adab from Pune who received RS 1, 00,000 (1 lakh Indian rupees).
Participants could use any blockchain platform, technology stack, domain, or programming language of their choice. Applications were evaluated on the basis of their novelty and practicality.