Smart India Hackathon Trip to Guwahati (2019)

I never thought this hackathon would take me to Guwahati. This has become a very special travel experience for me. Not just because this is the first article on my blog, and also this is the very first national hackathon I have gone to.

This travel gave me this unique idea to keep this a memory to start writing this blog & begin my traveling craze. You can read more about me and what’s the purpose of this blog on my about me page.

At the end of this article, I will share the Smart India Hackathon competition winning strategy, which I understood. I can guarantee you, reading this story would be worth it.

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So it was the day.

We reached the airport early 3’o clock in the freezing cold morning. Most of us in the team were still sleepy. But then I came back to energy when I got to see Cochin airport after 4 years. I can’t believe it’s been 4 years and I am traveling far again.

Tell me who isn’t excited to fly in the air. We all were. Our Indigo flight was a direct flight to Guwahati at 6.10 reaching the place at 9:30, a 3-hour long flight. We waited in the lounge for the rest of the time. A few hours later did we meet our mentor and the rest of our team.

OMG! I could still remember the look I gave to that mentor in the way he walked in. He was a guy in mid-’20s with a nerdy look and swollen eyes. I was like.. This guy is seriously coder and woww we are winning this competition for sure.

We then met a few of our friends at the airport who had morning flight for the same SIH hackathon in Bangalore. We then boarded the airplane and had a deep morning sleep for a good 2 hours.

This view out of the window, with the clouds frozen deep, kept me enjoying and waiting to see the morning shine.

  • GIMT College Guwahati Night
    GIMT College Guwahati Night

GIMT, the college we were to for the next 36 hours.

It was worth it!!

  • Smart India Hackathon Prize Winning
    Winning 3rd Prize at Smart India Hackathon

So finally, we got featured at the homepage of our college website (https://www.tkmce.ac.in). That’s the only time your could get to see me besides the congratulating toppers posts.

  • Appreciation From College TKMCE Website
    Appreciation From College TKMCE Website

It felt so good! OMG! Next time, It’s gonna be a grand poster.

TRAVEL FUN BEGINS NOW!

After all the competitions, burning thunder and news reports everywhere… We were finally free.

I do nothing more than others. But I do it patiently & that I learn, apply, and share.