The Hackathon was conducted by VARCoE (Virtual and Augmented Reality Centre of Excellence) team at IIT Bhubaneswar in order to promote the upcoming and dominating field from 10th January to 12th January, 2020.
ARHub is a group of AR/VR enthusiasts at KIIT Deemed to be University under the guidance of Prof. Sambit Prasad Kar, Design Thinking Lab, School of Electronics Engineering. Two teams from ARHub went for the competition, one with the same name ARHub consisting of Kumar Utkarsh, Sushant Shukla, Yelchuri Venkata Sai Subha and Rahul Talukdar which presented the project AR-Workbench and the other team by the name Team Nullbytes consisting of Maitrish Ghosh, Sanchit Sharma, Praddyum Verma and Manas Chandan presented the project SpaceVR.
The event started at 3:00 PM with the Diya lighting ceremony by the Director of IIT Bhubaneswar Dr. R.V Raja Kumar, followed by a welcome speech by the organizer of the hackathon Dr. Soumya Prakash Dash. The next two days were followed by judging, evaluation and technical talks by the esteemed guests, Sri Omkar Rai(DG,STPI); Ms. Vaishali Neotia (Merxius Comp. CEO); Dr. Pradipta Biswas (IISc. Bangalore); Dr. Kaushal Kumar Bhagat (CET,IIT Kharagpur); Prof. Rajesh M. Hegde (IIT Kanpur) and Dr. Shiva Ji ( IIT Hyderabad).
Apart from felicitation with certificates and a memento of IIT BBSR, team ARHub bagged the 3rd position along with a cash prize of Rs. 25,000 and Team Nullbytes bagged the 4th position, a VR Headset and a cash prize of Rs. 10,000.