Future of Retail Hackathon - 2021
The Future of Retail Hackathon was a competitive event which aimed at developing unique retail-tech solutions that can change the face of omni channel shopping experiences and was organized by Walmart Global Tech India in association with Anna Incubation Foundation. The hackathon consisted of five sub themes out of which the participants can choose any one of the sub themes and come up with a problem statement and an efficient solution.
496 teams submitted their ideas for the hackathon from which 196 teams were shortlisted for the next round. The shortlisting of ideas was based on a comprehensive evaluation framework designed exclusively for this hackathon by the judging committee of Walmart Global Tech India. In the next round of the hackathon the shortlisted teams were to create a prototype of their submitted idea in the two day hackathon conducted on 30th and 31st March, 2021.
The teams after developing their prototypes had to present their idea and prototype to a panel of judges who will be evaluating the work done during the hackathon. From the 196 teams that were shortlisted, 8 teams were selected for the final round. The selected teams had an opportunity to showcase their talents and idea along with the demo during the Grand Finale of the Future of Retail Hackathon on 8th April,2021.
The Prizes for the first place are:
1. Apple MacBook Air M1 for each participant of the team
2. Interview Opportunity at Walmart for a full time job (4th year students) or internship (3rd year students)
VANDNA V (18Z363)
|VIKRAM S (18Z366)|
Two students from our college belonging to Third Year, BE Computer Science and Engineering have bagged the first place in the Future of Retail Hackathon along with an Apple MacBook Air M1 each. They have also been given an interview opportunity for an internship at Walmart.