A project of a team of B Tech (CSE) students of the College has secured the First Prize with a cash component of Rs 50,000, in a Software Hackathon competition conducted by Federal Institute of Science & Technology (FISAT), Mookkannoor, Angamaly, as part of FISAT TechPlanet, the Annual Innovation and Entrepreneurship Summit of the Institute held during 26 – 27 September 2018.
The prize winning project titled Spera was a disaster management mobile app that showed locations of camps and collection points on an interactive map to those who accessed the app. It showed a heat map of the affected areas and allowed volunteers to register on the app to allow collaboration among individuals and organisations. Its most prominent feature was the GPS based tracking of persons who were trapped in isolated inaccessible locations during a disaster. Such persons could broadcast their location and name to the app with a single tap which volnteers and rescue teams could then make use of to provide immediate help.
The team consisted of Nikhi P S (S7 B Tech CSE B), Vishnu Prasad (S7 B Tech CSE B), Geon George (S5 B Tech CSE A), Subin Siby (S3 B Tech CSE B) and Gouri K Ullas (S3 B Tech CSE A).