RHoKette MSRIT Bangalore 2015 Summary

RHoKette is an initiative to get engineering students to develop their skill-sets to solve real world problems instead of the conventional focus on acquiring jobs in the industry. The format of RHoKette is very similar to that of RHoK but the duration varied from 12 to 48 hours depending on official college permissions.

The RHoKette event at MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore was conducted on 28th March 2015 in partnership with the Association of Computer Engineers, Janaagraha, The Bachchao Project, Sanchaya.net and Project Khel. It was an 11 hour event from 8 am to 7pm with 5 teams and 15 hackers who were led by Vishwanath Kulkarni and Rishi Gautam Bhatnagar. This was the first RHoKette at MSRIT, Bangalore.

The list of problem statements that were discussed at the event are available here:
https://goo.gl/tIAWbn

The teams worked on the following hacks:
1. We For You
Organization: The Bachchao Project
Problem: Lack of a platform for complaints and feedback at airports especially for immigration related issues.
Status of the hack: In progress however a functional MVP was made.
Solution: A platform which can be used to gather all the information about the issues at the airports was built. All the description about the mishaps can be submitted to the authorities using this platform, pictures about the incident can also be included in the same. This platform also comes with an anonymous option. It has been built on MySQL and PHP. The team is really looking forward to take it to the next step.

2. Geo-location tagging for documents
Organization: Janaagraha
Problem: Geo-tagging files collected from various sources
Status of the hack: In progress
Solution: A java based application which could geo-tag files based on the address on the files and store them in a database.

3. Leaf Blade
Organization: Project Khel
Problem: Build a safe space where kids can go and ask questions about sex education.
Status of the hack: In progress
Solution: The team came up with the idea where the users could anonymously have conversations with the qualified doctors in private and no history of the conversation is saved. They could also ask specific questions to the list of available doctors. They used Mongo DB as their database. The demo was not completed, some more integration is required. A feedback mechanism is yet to be integrated. The team is interested in taking the hack forward.

4. Forum for anonymous questioning on Sex education
Organization: Project Khel
Problem: Build a safe space where kids can go and ask questions about sex education.
Status of the hack: In progress
Solution: The team came up with a forum where the people could go and ask questions about sexual education. The users can log in anonymously, hence giving them privacy. The front end of the app was functional and it was equipped with MySQL support. The team is interested in taking the hack forward.

Top Hacks:
1. We For You
2. Leaf Blade

All the projects can be found at:
https://github.com/rhokbangalore

 

 

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