Oracle Academy Supports Girls in IT Event with ACM-W Hackathon in India

December 4, 2019 | 2 minute read
Damian Haas
Senior Regional Director, Oracle Academy, JAPAC
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Oracle Academy is proud to continue its support for a key event on the national calendar in Indiaa nationwide hackathon for Girls in IT conducted by ACM-W. This year, more than 390 girls, comprising 130 teams, participated, mainly from southern, northern and western India. The first round of judging was conducted by 10 different judges until a shortlist of 20 teams was selected for further evaluation.

Maria Choudhary, Principal Member, Technical Staff, from Oracle India, headed up the judging panel, which selected a final shortlist of 10 teams for the final hackathon held over two days at the Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research in Pune.

First place was secured by ‘Team EVCA’ from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Mandi. Second place was secured by ‘Team Landslide’ from Pune Institute of Computer Technology (PICT), and third place was won by ‘Team Innovators’ from MIT Art, Design and Technology University, Pune. A Special Recognition Award was given to ‘Team DAS’ from first year Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies (SICSR), Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA) in Pune.

The winning teams’ topics were:

  • Team EVCA: Before- and after-effects of afforestation and deforestation. (Team members: Ruchika Sharan, Mehak Jain, Nishita)
  • Team Landslide: Building an Android application that uses AI technology for environmental protection. (Team members: Vedangi Wagh, Sarita Joshi, Nayan Sabin)
  • Team Innovators: Building the software application for the following parameters:
      • Fertility of the soil
      • Condition of seed
      • Amount of seed optimally produced

(Team members: Suman Nimbalkar, Tanmayee Tathele, Maziya Fatima)

  • Team DAS: Water quality status (Team members: Shritama Sengupta, Diya Suthiv, Aditi Kanojia)


Oracle Academy is pleased to support this important national event focusing on girls in IT in India and the important work done by ACM-W supporting, celebrating, and advocating internationally for the full engagement of women in all aspects of computing fields.

Oracle Academy has been growing its reach across this diverse and vibrant region for over a decade, and now includes more than 5,000 regional education institutions in its Asia Pacific membership to help build the best computing education courses for their students.

To learn more about Oracle Academy’s free computing education curriculum and resources, explore joining Oracle Academy as an Institutional member.

Damian Haas

Senior Regional Director, Oracle Academy, JAPAC

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