KGiSL hosts hackathon to improve RPA visibility

LN Revathy Coimbatore | Updated on February 04, 2019 Published on February 04, 2019

In its bid at improving the visibility of RPA (Robotic Process Automation) as a technology, Coimbatore- headquartered fintech solution and service provider KGiSL hosted ‘ThinkaHack 2019’, a hackathon, on February 2 and 3.

The 36-hour RPA hackathon, sponsored by UiPath, came to a close with the team from Kongu Engineering College, Erode, comprising Indra Pranesh, Jaganathan C and Ajay Krishna emerging on top, closely followed by the team from KGiSL-IIM comprising Balraj V, Mohammed Nisar and Nagendran.

While the winning team was awarded a cash prize of ₹2 lakh, the runner-up team was awarded ₹1 lakh and the best 120 participants (who demonstrated effective technological innovation) job offers, to join the fold of UiPath and KGiSL.

The participants, numbering over 1,415 from 112 colleges across the country, had to develop automated solution using the UiPath RPA platform. The effort was aimed at grooming talent in the RPA space.

KGiSL has partnered with UiPath, the undisputed leader for RPA. S Raghu Subramanian, CEO, UiPath (India), said, “We are stepping into a Gigabot economy in which RPA skills would be the big differentiator for new career seekers and employed tech professionals. UiPath envisions to produce 5 lakh trained automation professionals by 2022 and hackathons such as this would go a long way in expanding RPA skill base in the country.”

Later, at the event, Subramanian hinted that the partners (KGiSL and UiPath) would set up an UiPath Academy in Coimbatore soon.

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Published on February 04, 2019
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