iHack 4.0, the 24 hours software hackathon organized by the ISACA student group of University of Colombo School of computing happened successfully throughout 6th &7th October continuously at the University Of Colombo School Of Computing Premises. There were 15 enthusiastic teams from both government and private institutes converting their creative ideas into mass software solutions.
Participants were registered in the morning of 6th October after handing over the t-shirts and the souvenirs. The event started by lighting traditional oil lamp and then the gathering was addressed by the director of the University Of Colombo School Of Computing Prof. K.P.Hewagamage, a representative from the ISACA Sri Lanka Chapter, representative from our platinum partner ‘ISM APAC’, and a representative from the gold partner ‘DirectFN’. An introduction about iHack 4.0 was given by the President of UCSC ISACA Student Group.
The core of the event was begun after the opening ceremony. The participant teams were allocated team numbers, and the hackathon started. After some hours of coding, pre-pitch presentation submission time arrived. Here the competitors had to explain their ideas and further plan to be reviewed. After that a code review session was done by the skilled judges from our partners for the event ‘ISM APAC’, and ‘DirectFN’.They visited all the participants to review their codes, inquire about their projects and to guide them. After the submission deadline ended, the teams presented their pre-pitching presentations about their projects before the judges. In the next morning the hackathon ended and the the top 5 finalist teams were selected from the semifinal 15 teams. The finalist teams included ‘The TeamName’ and ‘PHOENIX’ from University of Moratuwa, ‘CrunchCode’ from University of Peradeniya, ‘Team inIdea’ from University of Kelaniya, and ‘Awake’ from University of Jaffna.
Among the hundreds of participants who joined with iHack4.0 since preliminary round, the winning team was “The TeamName” from University of Moratuwa, “CrunchCode” from University of Peradeniya were the 1st runner-ups and the 2nd runner-ups were “Team inIdea” from University of Kelaniya.
Hereby we should convey our gratitude to the parties who were the massive strength behind the success of iHack4.0.Our Platinum sponsor ISM-APAC, gold sponsor DIRECT FN and the silver sponsor JUST IN TIME GROUP gave an immense support being with us throughout the event. Also the contribution of our technological partner UPAY, ISACA SRI LANKAN CHAPTER and our official media partner PAHASARA UCSC STUDENTS BLOG were a huge strength for iHack 4.0. In this way, iHack4.0 happened successfully with the new hopes and enthusiasm for the next version iHack5.0