10QBIT was the Diamond Sponsor of Real Hack 4.0, the foremost Inter-University Hackathon, organised by the Software Engineering Students Association (SESA) and the IEEE Student Branch of the University of Kelaniya.
In the first phase of the Hackathon, all teams competed virtually in a 24-hour endurance competition conducted on HackerRank, an online platform.
Fifteen teams from government and private universities, representing the universities of Moratuwa, Peradeniya, Colombo, Jaffna, Sri Jayawardenepura, IIT and SLIIT qualified for the final Hackathon. Their task was to create a patient monitoring system for the health sector.
Team ‘The_ChiMerRa’ from University of Colombo School of Computing won the coding challenge. Team ‘KernelPanic’ from University of Moratuwa took second place while Team ‘Archtype2K’ of the Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology came in third. Hackathon judges included Dinuja Wickramarachchi and Yohan Corera from 10QBIT.
10QBITs educational partner Aqcellor, which is an accelerator program and knowledge platform, also participated. “Our team was thrilled to see the enthusiasm and curiosity of the students, who asked thoughtful questions and showed a genuine interest in the Aqcellor Entrepreneurship Program. We were impressed by the innovative ideas and projects that were being developed during the hackathon,” stated Sharika Mubarack, Aqcellor Co-Founder and President South-East Asia.
Sanju Hettigedera, General Manger Aqcellor, Sharika Mubarack, Chatura Madhumal, Yohan Corera, Dinuja Wickramarachchi, Celina Caren, Iresha Aluthge and Subarshan Thiyagarajah represented 10QBIT and Aqcellor.