Scores of new applications and services were developed by techno geeks from college campuses during a 30-hour coding spree at telecom technology hub Startup Village in the biggest ever hackathon held in Kerala. Hosted by Bangalore-based Innoz Technologies, the developer of mobile search engine 55444, the hackathon featured 65 students who were given a brief and the space to give free reign to their imagination.
A 'hackthon" is typically a fun gathering of programmers and developers who put their heads together to create usable software for specific platforms.
The Innoz hackathon at Startup Village resulted in apps including a search service for 55444 and another app that enables users to log out from all the systems they are logged into Facebook on.
The event kicked off at 9:00am on Saturday and continued until 4:00pm on Sunday. After a brief presentation on 55444, the student participants were given high-speed broadband access and a space of their own in the Startup campus, complete with creature comforts including beanbags and energy drinks.
“Startup Village will be hosting more of these hackathons in the days to come," said CEO Sijo Kuruvila George. “By actively connecting the student community to the technology industry, these events will help us in the search for the billion dollar company to rise out of a college campus, by the end of the decade."