Stonehill International School – Hackathon 2018

WHAT THEHEEBEE SAYS ABOUT TECH SOLUTIONS BY BUDDING MINDS AT STONEHILL INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL:

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The foundation of Stonehill International School is laid on the strong focus of the holistic development of each student. With this focus, Stonehill provides newer and enhanced opportunities to their students to be able to integrate technology and innovation with academics. As a result, Stonehill fosters an environment where Creativity and innovation go hand-in-hand with learning.

 

About the Stonehill Hackathon – 2018:

Towards their endeavor to integrate technology and innovation, Stonehill welcomed the year 2018 by hosting first inter-school Hackathon on 26th February 2018. The focus was to provide a platform to the students to get together and come up with solutions to problems in the critical areas like robotics, machine learning algorithms, mobile and web applications, and websites, to name a few. Students needed to design and develop a solution within strict time constraints.

Participants of the Stonehill Hackathon included students from six international schools in Bangalore – The Bangalore International School (BIS); The International School, Bangalore (TISB); Inventure Academy; Neev Academy; Oakridge International School; and Indus International School. Twenty-one Secondary School students from SIS also participated in the event. All participants were grouped into teams, with each team comprising of a minimum of two and a maximum of five students.

The participants had six hours to create solutions by using any programming language of their choice. The environment was electrifying by the enthusiasm of the students who worked on Software and Hardware-based projects in the areas like artificial intelligence based facial recognition system, neural networking, computer games using Python, database projects, messaging applications, Arduino/Raspberry Pi and Lego Mindstorms, to name few.

The six hours of hard work by students ended in an encouraging presentation to the panel of judges and other fellow participants. The distinguished panel of judges comprised Mr. Dale Vaz, Head of Engineering and Chief Technology Officer,  Amazon India, and Mr. Nasser Ebrahim, Senior Technical mentor, IBM India Software Lab Machine Learning Hub.

The Little Champs:

The first prize was won by Team Robomatrix Indus International School who made a robot meant to carry medicine to a destination. The team was awarded prize money of INR 15, 000/-.

The second prize went to Team ETWAS of Oakridge International School who made a home automation system using an artificial intelligence based facial recognition. The team won prize money of INR 10, 000/-.

Neev Designers of Neev Academy walked away with the third prize. The team designed a prosthetic arm using Lego EV3 and they won prize money of INR 5000/-.

The event was an immense success and Stonehill plans to make this an annual event.

 

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About Stonehill International School:

Spread over 34 acres, nestled 20 minutes away from the Bangalore airport, the Stonehill campus is spacious, purpose-built, safe and highly conducive to learning. The international school is fully accredited by CIS/NEASC and the Australian Boarding Schools Association. Students from age three through secondary school, reside on the state-of-the-art campus that features extensive sports fields and facilities, two swimming pools, an equestrian center, three boarding houses, two libraries, and a cafeteria. It offers education in a warm and friendly small school environment, where each student’s quest for individual excellence is a priority. The students and teachers come from India as well as over 35 different countries spanning the globe.

 

Signing Off

Hiral Amodia

(TheHeeBee)

 

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