Ness Digital Engineering Organizes 2-Day Hackathon, Gear Up 2017

Mumbai, India. – March 3rd, 2017 - Ness Digital Engineering, a leading provider of custom software engineering services, organized a two-day hackathon, Gear Up 2017, on the 8 th and 9 th February for its employees at the Mumbai locations. The hackathon was aimed at fueling innovation, creative thinking and collaboration across the teams. The event featured participation from 19 teams of Ness engineers, and it produced some highly innovative ideas and was a great learning experience for employees.

The teamscompeted in a virtual hackathon that involved creating applications around thelatest technologies, such as IoT, real time data visualization, and mobility.The submissions were evaluated by a panel of judges, supported by an audiencepoll, on various criteria including creativity, execution, and businessimpact. 

Elaboratingon the initiative, Anand Subramanian, Senior Vice President, Delivery,said, "The Ness Hackathon was a platform to showcase employee creativity,fuel innovation and encourage collaboration among our tech teams. We used theidea to engage and inspire our employees and motivate them to accelerate theirthought processes to create some awesome applications that could solvereal-life problems and could also be used to add more value to our clients.” 

One of theparticipants, Priyanka Gangurde, Manager, QA, also shared herexperience. She noted, “This was one of the biggest learning curves in mycareer, since I explored countless tools and technologies during the Hackathonperiod. All of that learning will be used in the future to speed time to marketand add value at the organizational level.” 

TheWinning Ideas

  • WINNER:

Hack Idea:Conversation as platform - Teaching computers to respond to our language. 

  • 1st RUNNER UP:

Hack Idea:Real Time Data Visualization in 4d/3d 

  • 2nd RUNNER UP:

Hack Idea:MobiNess - Enhanced features of Ness-e-city intranet when accessed via Mobile


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