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Hack4She: Virtual Hackathon To Find Solutions To Women’s Problems

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Hack4She is a hackathon aiming to gather people from all over the country to hold hands over a common cause. Girlup TIET and GirlScript Patiala have come together to bring to you this software-cum-hardware, completely virtual hackathon aimed to find solutions to women’s problems.

Hack4She will be held from November 18-22, 2020 and requires participants to typically form groups of 2-5 with a minimum of 50 per cent female or non-binary individuals and participate as a team.

It is a five-day event wherein you not only get to showcase your coding skills but also interact with other participants and enjoy the fun mini-events that we have in store for you. All the participants would also have the opportunity to learn from our highly experienced and successful guest speakers who have made their mark in their respective fields. The winners would be decided by highly qualified judges and will also have the chance to win exciting prizes.

We have partnered up with a few NGOs like Laadki, Teens of God and Sacchi Saheli who have graciously agreed to guide us every step of the way. To ensure our efforts to help girls and women are channelized in the right direction, we will be creating the problem statements for the hackathon according to the causes these NGOs are supporting so that they can be implemented for good.

Our platinum sponsor is GitLab, which is an open core company which develops software for the software development lifecycle. GitLab believes in a world where all creative work can be changed from read-only to read-write, and everyone can contribute.

Our Gold Sponsors are Devfolio, Linode, Coding Ninjas, BadBull and Voiceflow. Devfolio is at the forefront of the hacker movement helping organizers host awesome community hackathons while Linode accelerates innovation by making cloud computing simple, accessible, and affordable to all. Coding Ninjas is one of the largest online tech education companies in India, and BadBull is an Indian clothing brand for which quality is the ultimate focus. Voiceflow is helping the world have better conversations with technology by changing the way voice apps are built by creating a collaborative design platform for voice app development.

For us, Hack4She is also about learning and growing. Thus, we have invited extraordinary and accomplished personalities as our guest speakers who will share their knowledge and experiences and provide us with a fresh perspective during their enriching and informative sessions.

The speakers include entrepreneurs like Sneh Sharma (Founder and CEO, ittisa), Swati Bhargava (Co-founder at CashKaro & EarnKaro) and Aarnav Jindal (Founder of Codess.cafe). We also have tech enthusiasts like Shashank Mishra (Data Engineer at Amazon), Seema Saharan (OOS Contributor), Aakash Barnwal (Udacity Scholar), and MLH Fellows – Harsh Bardhan Mishra and Shubhank Saxena. We will also have a session on women empowerment and startup techniques by the international speaker, Salsa Beela (Co-MD at Girls in Tech Indonesia, Co-founder & CMO at Storial.co).

We have also gathered an impeccable group of judges who will be responsible for deciding the winner with the best solution of them all. The panel includes Anubha Maneshwar (Founder of the GirlScript foundation), Varsha Jaiswal (Organizer at GDG Jalandhar), Akanshi Srivastava (Product engineer at Gojek), Vivekanandhan M (Alibaba Cloud MVP – Artificial Intelligence), Tathagata Thapliyal (Software Engineer at Ixigo) and Rushabh Vasa (Co-founder of Agrahyah Technologies). They are excellent in the field of tech and are keen in helping all those young coders out there to work for a better cause.

While the participants give back to the society by coming up with creative solutions that influence the world for the better, the winners whose solutions stand out will win exciting and valuable prizes.

The winner of Hack4She will be awarded ₹14,000, Clerky company lifetime package and one-year free Interwebs.host subscription. The first and second runners-up will be rewarded with ₹10,000 and ₹6,000, respectively. The winner and the runners-up will also be given T-shirts and Devfolio stickers, $120 Sashido credits and internship opportunity, Linode $20 promo credits, 50 per cent off web hosting, Zulip cloud premium team channel, Echo AR premium tier services, Voiceflow premium account, Wolfram – one access and Jetbrains 1 year all products pack.

Top 3 Projects will be eligible for a Blogspot feature by Sashido and prize along with internship opportunities and registration for a 45-day Sashido free trial. EchoAR is offering a $50 Amazon gift card, 1-month free Business Tier access and selected projects will be featured on the EchoAR “Inspiration” page.

Matic is offering Ethereum (Rs 10,000) or Ethereum + Matic (Rs 15,000), and eligibility to apply for internship/full-time roles and seed funding of up to 5,000 USD for winners.

Portis is awarding 300 USD (in crypto) for best app built on Portis and Tezos will give ₹20,000 for best app built on Tezos. Fold will provide internships and full-time opportunities for winners.

While a hackathon might seem like too taxing and stressful of an event, we have planned some mini-events as stress-busters to rejuvenate the participants and keep them inspired. First, we will have an ice-breaker session to welcome all the attendees. Then we have fun games like Pictionary on skribbl.io and complete the dialogue, and pop-culture and tech trivia quizzes.

We will also host a game night where a YouTube streamer will play Fortnite, Valorant, Among Us, GTA V and many more games with us. Besides that we would be hosting a treasure hunt as the last mini-event of this hackathon.

Gear up and get ready for 5 inspiring and electrifying days jam-packed with coding, innovation and fun-filled events. GirlUp TIET and GirlScript Patiala have dedicated this event to solving women’s issues, which is the need of the hour. So, it is an excellent opportunity for tech enthusiasts to join in and make this world a better and safer place. To participate just register for the event join our discord server.

So, hurry up and register now for Hack4She:

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Project Zaraat by Enactus DCAC

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Farmers form the backbone of the Indian Economy, making up more than 40% of the workforce. However, every day 28 people dependent on farming commit suicide—the post-harvest losses in the country amount to over 93,000 crores per year. The loss of 93,000 crores constitutes approximately 40% of the country’s total produce. This occurs due to the perishable nature of agricultural produce, which often forces farmers to sell their produce at the prevailing market price, be it high or low, thereby resulting in a loss of bargaining power.

Addressing this issue through the positive power of social entrepreneurship, Enactus DCAC, an international not for profit student body organisation, initiated Project Zaraat for the upliftment of the farming community. The mission of Project Zaraat is to minimise post-harvest losses and enhance forward linkages through a self-sustaining social enterprise.

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Under the mentorship and guidance of Michigan State University and the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Zaraat provides the farmers with a unique storage solution that works on the principle of evaporative cooling. It is affordable, portable, and eco-friendly, making it different from conventional storage facilities. Moreover, this solution increases the shelf life of the produce by upto ten days, ensuring that the quality of produce does not deteriorate. Apart from this, they also aim to partner with various B2B aggregators to ensure a rise in income for the farmers and provide them with payment security.

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Currently, they are in the process of integrating farmers into an FPO to ensure collective bargaining power. They are also exploring sustainable agriculture practices that are vital in a climate constrained world.

Project Zaraat is a recipient of the KPMG Ethics Grant and also received a Special Mention at the Enactus Early Stage National Competition 2021.

Building on this by the end of the year, they aim to sustain the lives of 100 farmers by providing them with an income boost of 25%, reduce post-harvest losses by a whopping 60%, and minimise the energy consumption by 20%. For more information, visit www.enactusdcac.com.

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Retake 2022 is on its way!

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Retake, the annual intercollegiate national-level mass media festival of L. S. Raheja College of Arts and Commerce, is all set to launch its 7th edition on 27th, 28th, and 29th January 2022 on the live streaming platform, Zoom. The festival will also be streamed live on their YouTube channel LSR-BMM’s Retake.

The theme for Retake 2022 is “Maestro of Nemesis.” The theme revolves around the concept of the portrayal of good and evil and the thin line that divides the two. The Bollywood-based theme classifies and recognizes the circumstances that play a vital role in changing the core essence of the character. The theme acknowledges and relies on the plotline of the film to understand the personality shift that a character undergoes when exposed to untoward conditions.

The festival is organized by the students of the BAMMC department of L. S. Raheja College of Arts and Commerce. Since 2015, Retake has been a podium for the media students to exhibit their talents. From organizers to participants, it provides a stage for students to express themselves and build valuable skills, connections, leadership qualities and make memories to cherish for the rest of their lives.

Like every year, Team Retake is looking forward to a successful event that will come alive by the end of this week. This weekend you may all tune into experience the exciting events and the roar of “Retake ek mahol hai” in its true competitive spirit.

Speaking of events, this is the blockbuster line-up of events that will be the crown jewel of Retake 2022. The events are:
● Own the Beat: A solo dance event where dancers have to incorporate props given to them in their performance.
● कला-Caricature: An art-based event where the creator of the most original, creative, and accurate caricature will be the winner.
● LOL: League of Laughter: The stand-up comedy event where the comedian who manages to pull out the maximum laugh will win the event.
● Cinephilia: A short film event where one’s film-making skills will be up against the best our nation has to offer.
● BGMI: A gaming event that is supreme with one’s meticulous strategies and smart tactics over three maps, namely Erangel, Sanhok, and Miramar.
● Ankahi Kahaniya: The short story event where one has to write a “What If” to a given situation. This event will put you up against the nation for the tag of “Best Writer.”
● Pitching Paradise: An advertising event where over two rounds, you will have to be on top of your persuasion game to sell your way to victory.
● Aesthetic Frames: A photography event that captures the essence of an iconic phrase from classic literature.
● Razor Tongues: The debate event where your razor tongues will be reinforcing your argument while cutting the opposition’s counters to shreds.
● Triple your TRPs: The journalism event that brings out the unbiased and objective reporting of a fictitious scene.
● Under the Spotlight: The mono-acting event where a combination of story, stage persona, and acting chops will win the day.

The events will be streaming on Retake’s official YouTube channel, “LSR-BMM’s Retake.” You can virtually be a part of Retake 2022 in the comment section. The exact schedule for Retake 2022 is up on the Instagram handle, “@retake.2022”. Tune in on Retake’s official Instagram page for links to their YouTube streams which will be posted on their story and bio. For more updates on the festival, follow Retake’s social media handles and be a part of the media adventure this weekend.

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“Share” – A Bit Initiated By Bizzenture

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‘Share a Bit’ is a Food Drive initiated by the students of Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS) from R.D & S.H National College and S.W.A Science College. The students of BMS have an urge for Humanity since the past two years have been a hard time for almost everyone, wherein basic food and necessities are a task to get done, especially for the marginalized.

It is a Small Initiative from Bizzenture Team to come forward and collect funds as “Sharing is Caring.” The funds raised would then be utilized for the benefit of the marginalized around the college vicinity.

This great charity is supported under the guidance of the Principal Dr. Neha Jagtiani, Coordinator of BMS Prof. Nikisha Kukreja, and our faculty members Prof. Suman Dhanani, Prof. Darshana Kamble, along with the student team Kshitij Bhatia, Abdul Baasit Merchant, Peeyush Kumar, Celeste Mathews, Gulshan Jaha Shaikh, Dhvani Panchal, Falaah Sankhla.

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