Department Computer Science and Informatics concluded its final 48-hour hackathon program,“EngHack 2022”, on September 08, 2022 amidst a large gathering spearheaded by Chief Guest, Dean of Faculty of Applied Sciences, academic staff and industry experts.
“EngHack 2022” was intended to develop mobile and web applications to improve the English language skills of undergraduates with a particular regard to competencies such as Reading, Listening, Writing, Speaking, and Grammar. The “EngHack” hackathon series is one of deliverables of collaborative effort with AHEAD Project, which falls under the objective of “Improving the English Language skills among Undergraduates”. This event is one its kind to showcase the English learning creativity of students especially in team settings.
The event was attended by number of teams consisted of 2nd, 3rd level and 4th year undergraduates. The ‘Team Rolex’ Won 1st place and teams ‘Coding Stars, ‘Blue Eagles’, ‘500 Internal Server Error’, and ‘SynTax’ won 2nd place, 3rd place, 4th place, and 5th place, respectively. The winners were selected subjected to an extensive evaluation panel comprised academic staff, namely Mr. H. M. S. N. Ariyadasa, Mr. N. E. C. Jayasekara and industry experts Mr. P.G.N.S.S. Pilapitiya (Technical Lead Mitra Innovation) and Mr. W.M.P.S. Weerasooriya, Software Architect (Application Technology, Sysco Labs). Moreover, a number of resource persons from several industries and academic staff joined the event in a consultive capacity.