Wipro’s ‘AppThon 2014’ Challenges Young Technology Enthusiasts

Wipro Ltd. today held its first application building competition – ‘Appthon’, for engineering students across Andhra Pradesh, providing them with a unique opportunity to showcase their technical prowess. The objective of the event was to offer young technology enthusiasts a platform to build futuristic applications for consumer and enterprise segments.

Wipro AppThon 2014  Rajeev Kumar Srinivas Rao along with the contest winners 300x137 Wipro’s ‘AppThon 2014’ Challenges Young Technology Enthusiasts13 teams from across Andhra Pradesh were shortlisted from the entries received to compete in this two day marathon contest –‘Appthon’. The teams, comprising of 4 students and a faculty member, from each college developed their applications based on one of the 3 themes – enterprise productivity, public safety &utilities and mobile grid based applications. Wipro assigned a mentor to each of the teams to provide assistance and guidance in the development of the applications. The winning teams were felicitated with a cash prize from the chief guest and industry veteran, J A Chowdary, Founding Director of STPI Bangalore & Hyderabad and Former Chairman of Hyderabad Software Exporters Association (HYSEA renamed to ITsAP).

Mr. Srinivas Rao, Head, Hyderabad Center, Wipro said, “We at Wipro are delighted by the innovative applications the students have developed in such a rapid manner. Through this contest, Wipro has strived to offer an inspiring opportunity to these smart minds to expand their horizons and create pioneering technology applications using structured methodologies and become industry ready. It also speaks volumes about the high quality talent that is locally available in Hyderabad and Andhra Pradesh.”

Winners

The winners for Wipro’s application building competition – AppThon2014 are:

They happen to be joint winners, scored almost the same

Team 1: Avengers

College: MVSR Engineering College

Team members:

·         D Charith

·         K Siddhartha

·         D Vamsheedhar Reddy

·         Mohd Mehmood Ali

Application: Mobile Security Watch

Team 2: Ideacabin

College: GITAM University Visakhapatnam

Team members:

·         Raghu Teja

·         Mohan PSNS

·         Anirudh Upadhyayula

·         T Auro Lakshman

·         Sourabh Bollapragada

Application: Conferencing App

Source: Lokesh Shastri

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