Mangaluru: Sahyadri Open Source Community (SOSC) at Sahyadri hosted “Hacktoberfest Hack Night” in association with K-Tech Innovation Hub on October 13 and 14 at Sahyadri campus to celebrate the month of open source with Hacktoberfest.
The event was inaugurated by the Director of Katmai Info Technology Pvt. Ltd, Bengaluru and also the Padma Shri 2019 (Nominee) Shashank Krishna, followed by interaction with students regarding Smart India Hackathon.
Principal, Sahyadri College of Engineering and Management Dr. R Srinivasa Rao Kunte, Faculty Coordinator and Asst. Professor of Information Science Prakhyath Rai, and Chairperson of Sahyadri Open Source Community Arjun Suvarna, addressed the gathering.
The main event started off with a workshop followed by an 18 hour Hackathon, in which around 120+ students got together as teams and worked on projects under Domains Education, Entertainment and Productivity, to help innovate and enhance the current system.
The projects were then open sourced through GitHub paving way for new open source contributors to be born.
Hacktoberfest is a month-long celebration of open source software run by Digital Ocean in partnership with GitHub and Twilio. It is open to everyone in our global community. It encourages meaningful contributions to open source softwares hosted on GitHub, for beginners and veterans alike leading to personal growth, professional opportunities and community building.
SOSC community is a conglomeration of clubs and individuals. Mozilla Campus Clubs, Developer Student clubs, and the GitHub Campus Experts are to name a few of many.
The valedictory function was conducted on Sunday, October 14. The chief guest of the programme was the Regional Coordinator of Mozilla and Alumni of Sahyadri College of Engineering and Management Manjesh P Shetty.