The Kavach Internal Hackathon 2023 was held on March 10, 2023, at G BLOCK, PIET College Samalkha, Panipat. The event took place from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM and saw enthusiastic participation from teams comprising of students and professionals interested in the field of cybersecurity. The event aimed at encouraging innovative ideas and solutions related to cybersecurity and promoting healthy competition among the participants.
The esteemed panel of judges for the event included Col Sanjeev Relia, Chief Strategy Officer of ThinkCyberIndia and Senior Advisor for CyberSecurity, Vikas Goyal, Senior Director of IT Security in FIS, Dr. BK Verma, Professor, PIET and Dr. Neeraj Gupta, Professor, PIET. Their expertise in the field of cybersecurity added value to the event and ensured fair evaluation of the participants' ideas.
A total of 35 teams participated in the hackathon, showcasing their creative ideas and solutions through PowerPoint presentations (PPTs) and effective communication skills. In the first round, the judges evaluated the PPTs and interacted with the teams to understand their ideas in detail. Based on the PPTs and presentation skills, 15 teams were selected to qualify for the next round.
The second round of the hackathon witnessed the shortlisted 15 teams presenting their ideas in a brief to the judges. The judges thoroughly evaluated the ideas based on their innovation, feasibility, and potential impact in the field of cybersecurity. Finally, the top 10 teams were selected to qualify for the final round of the hackathon.
The prize ceremony was the culmination of the event, where the top 10 shortlisted teams were awarded the qualifying round trophy and certificates in recognition of their commendable performance. The remaining 25 teams were also appreciated for their participation and received participation certificates as a token of encouragement.
The Kavach Internal Hackathon 2023 was a successful event that fostered innovation and creativity in the field of cybersecurity. It provided a platform for the participants to showcase their skills, learn from the esteemed judges, and connect with like-minded individuals. The event concluded on a high note, with the winners and participants taking back valuable experiences and memories from the hackathon.