The annual techno-management festival Edge ’21 was held virtually and featured 33 contests
Cracking ciphers and building bots featured high on the events line-up of Edge ’21, the annual techno-management festival of Techno Main Salt Lake. Held virtually from July 10 to 12, the fest was organised by the institute’s science and technology club, Geekonix.
College students from across India took part in about 33 events spread across 11 categories. Here are the winners in the coding, gaming and entrepreneurship categories.
Compute AID centred around coding and comprised four categories:
In Flawless, participants showed off their coding skills. Pranay Kumar, a first-year Computer Science Engineering student of Techno Main Salt Lake, won the first prize.
Cryptoquest was about solving ciphers and steganography questions. “This contest was exhilarating. One minute you’re high as a mountain, the next moment you’re scratching your head for hidden clues,” said winner Aditi Sarawgi, a second-year student of IT, Techno Main Salt Lake.
In Bughunt, participants were given a problem statement and a corresponding code snippet. The winner was Sreshth Bhimrajka, a second-year student of IT, Techno Main Salt Lake.
Participants were asked to design a webpage with a tech stack of their choice in Web-Athon. Ankit Singh, a first-year student of Computer Science and Engineering at Shershah Engineering College, Sasaram (Bihar), bagged the top spot.
Robotics consisted of four categories:
In the Arduino Coding Contest, participants made circuit diagrams of real-life problem statements and wrote the required Arduino code to solve them. Akash Das, a second-year student of Electronic and Communication Engineering at IEM, came on top.
In Micro-Machina, participants had to create a fully autonomous line-following robot that ran on a DC power supply less than or equal to 12 volt. The winner was Jeet Chakraborty, a third-year BTech student of Techno Main Salt Lake.
Robo League was a combination of soccer and robotics with two rounds. Harshad Eknath Kharat, a second-year BTech student of Civil Engineering at JSPM’s Rajarshi Shahu College of Engineering, Tathawade, Pune, was the winner.
In Trac-O-City, participants had to construct a track based on the design and dimensions given to them with anything available. Vaibhav Ashok Manjare, a second-year BTech student of Mechanical Engineering at JSPM’s Rajarshi Shahu College of Engineering, Tathawade, Pune, grabbed the first spot.
CIIC Money Matters was about entrepreneurship:
Business Model Plan tested impromptu thinking and wit. Team Phoenix, which won the event, comprised Aman Adwait of Heritage Institute of Technology; Paritosh Kumar of National Institute of Technology, Patna; Ishika Samanta of Heritage Institute of Technology; and Kanak Shikha of Future Institute of Engineering and Management.
In Boardroom Opinionators, participants had to find solutions to real-life situations and problems related to the business world. Shubhayu Majumdar, a first-year student of CSE AIML, Techno Main Salt Lake, was the winner.
The idea behind Brand It was to allow participants to explore their creativity as well as their marketing prowess. The winner was Divya Kumar Baid, a first-year student of CSE AIML, Techno Main Salt Lake. “Even though all the Edge events were organised online, the enjoyment was real. It was surreal,” said Divya.
Troll Marketing was an online Facebook event where participants created memes on products. The meme that was the most relevant was declared the winner.
The Cyber Crusade category was for gamers and it featured the BattleGrounds Mobile India contest, which had two rounds. Team Beg 4 Mercy won the competition. The team comprised Vyas Devam K, a fourth-year Production Engineering student of Shantilal Shah Engineering College, Gujarat; Deepanshu Yadav, a final-year School of Management student of The NorthCap University, Haryana; Rahul Prajapati, a final-year Mechanical Engineering student of Neotech Institute of Technology, Gujarat; and Muhammad Raja, a final-year BA student of Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Punjab.
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