Rajasthan Digi Fest 2017 kicked off in Udaipur on Saturday to mark the succession to the string of IT festivals that the state government of Rajasthan has been hosting. The event was started off with a 24-hour long Hackathon which saw a total of 1581 participants from various parts of India, work on their desired IT projects. These Hackathon projects covered areas of interests like Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Machine learning, Virtual Reality, Big Data, Blockchain and many more. The day-long hackathon was concluded on 6am Sunday and the winners for the same will be announced later on the day, with prices worth Rs 15 Lakh, 10 Lakh and Rs 7.5 Lakh to be won for the first, second and the third place respectively. In addition, 10 more award categories will offer the participants, prizes like Tablets and smartphones as well. The state government of Rajasthan’s concrete aim of building upon the e-governance and using digitization to address the various issues within the state was also focused upon during the Digi Fest 2017, Udaipur. Right from the history of digital initiatives like e-Mitra, e-Bazaar and like, the current efforts towards building more such digitization schemes were portrayed through various kiosks set up at the event grounds. Another key element in limelight at the IT festival were various start-ups which displayed their ongoing work, business model and how they plan to disrupt the market with their ideas. Read more here…

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