Meet the winners of the Aadhaar Hackathon

|June 26, 2015 0

MUMBAI, INDIA: Post the marathon of enthusiasts who had participated in the two-day Aadhaar Hackathon, the jury has finally released its list of winners.

We present the toppers:
Winner: Anantha Padmanabha – Bengaluru
App: True Scholar
What it does: The app uses Aadhaar APIs to verify student identity. It provides a central database for all exam results enables online registration and prevents impersonation during exams.

First Runner’s ups: Pankaj Chhabra, Supriya Saini, Ishrat Khan, Sachin Arora –Delhi
App: Aadhaarical
What it does: The app enables people to drive without any documents and allows complete verification in real-time via Aadhaar. It makes reporting of vehicle theft, tracking of missing vehicles, challan issuance, accessibility of e-document online to resident and traffic police, car towing notification in case of car is parked in No Parking Area, easier.

The Second Runner’s up saw a tie between three teams
Name: Dawar Dedmari , Brijesh Masrani, Mahendra Liya , Manan Saleem Beg – Bengaluru
App: Samaadhaar
What it does: Samaadhaar is a social marketplace connecting Internet disabled people across the country to products and service providers via local partnerships with personalized content and information based on Aadhaar-authentication.

Name: Sumanyu Soniwal, Shubham Gupta, Soubhik Saha – Agra, Lucknow, Ghaziabad
App: Aadhaaric Licence
What it does: This application allows people to obtain their Driving License via a hassle free online procedure just by using their Aadhaar card; the app can be extended to other (government) documents.

Name: Thiyagarajan, Rajeef, Priyanka and Ashir – Bengaluru
App: 18-plus
What it does: The app is paired with a simple finger print scanner that can help organizations verify age of the people.

The process:

A UIDAI supported project, the event received help from the following:

1. Biometric devices from Morpho,

2. Authentication platform by Khosla Labs,

3. Venue partners PayTM, Microsoft Ventures and Nasscom,

4. Online hackathon platform of HackerEarth

Pramod Varma, Chief Architect, UIDAI, commented, “I am amazed to see the energy of young folks from across the country. Like Aadhaar, this event was truly inclusive too!”

Sanjay Swamy, Managing Partner, AngelPrime, said, “The hackathon achieved all its objectives – spreading the awareness and knowledge of this revolutionary platform for this century, Aadhaar, and uncovering several exciting use cases.”

It must be recalled that the Aadhaar Hackathon was administered via the HackerEarth Sprint, a unique tool developed by HackerEarth for conducting large-scale online hackathons.

The hugely popular competition attracted more than 5269 developers from across India and also from Indians living abroad. The two-day coding marathon saw 1677 registered teams who built products around the themes of payments, productivity, government benefits, financial services, FMCG, healthcare and online to offline.

All applications were required to prove the successful use of the Aadhaar APIs and were judged for quality of code and sophistication of the application. A team of experts comprising Pramod Varma (Chief Architect-UIDAI), Arvind Gupta (BJP convenor and national head – information & technology), Ravi Gururaj (Chairman-Nasscom Product Council) and Sanjay Swamy (Managing partner-AngelPrime) judged the top 11 teams who made it to the finals.

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