Warangal: Smart solutions for Smart City
The two-day ‘Smart City Warangal Hackathon’ organised by SR Engineering College at Ananthsagar under Hasanparthy mandal concluded on Thursday.
Warangal: The two-day 'Smart City Warangal Hackathon' organised by SR Engineering College at Ananthsagar under Hasanparthy mandal concluded on Thursday. The Smart City Warangal Hackathon concept is aimed at improving the quality of life in a city using information and communication technology.
Multidisciplinary student-faculty teams participated in the event where they have worked on nine different areas from apps to infrastructure related to making Warangal a smart city. The areas include Green Smart City – where students create solutions that leverage urban hidden spaces for water management; Array of things platform for monitoring of Environmental Pollution – where students use latest sensor technology with exciting infrastructure and enable people to monitor the urban landscape and weather to pollution; Participatory Urbanism to solve smart city problems – creating a smart solution to encourage citizen participation and recognise them responsible citizen; Urban Catalyst – sharing multipurpose space and effectiveness of engaging citizens; and Smart City Tourism – education and shared memories using apps.
Prof Sridhar Condoor of Saint Louis University who inaugurated the Hackathon, said: "Students are encouraged to work on the real time problems and give smart solutions using IoT, Artificial Intelligence, Block Chain, and Machine Learning. This Hackathon will help students apply their technical skills to real problems, realizing their ideas in a timely fashion, and becoming globally