WiT (Women In Technology), India with focus on increasing gender balance in STEM careers through engagement, enablement and employment, recently announced the results of its The WiT all-Women Hackathon and as expected women Covid warriors aren’t lacking in tech space.
The winning solution was from the team from Jio that came up with a solution addressing counterfeiting of drugs in the market by using a blockchain mechanism powered by AI engine and IoT. Close second was team from Credit Suisse with a solution to ‘fact-check’ the spread of deliberate misinformation and rumours across social media platforms. The third winner in battle of ideas was Olx team presented a solution that builds trust in the hygiene levels of food delivered through apps by ‘live tracking’ food orders.
In the popular choice category, another team from Jio won for presenting a solution that can track and provide real-time information on hospitals and its inventory of beds and ventilators. Next popular choice award winner was the team from Deloitte India that presented a concept for a farmer assistance system that supports farmers in the pre and post harvesting season.
Announced towards the end of May 2020, WOMEN CO[vi]DE WARRIORS an all-Women Hackathon in partnership with IBM and Sequoia Capital turned out to be a successful effort to bring together an all-woman ‘power force’ from the tech world to envisage and create solutions against an invisible enemy that has disrupted our lives and challenged the normal.
Anuranjita Kumar, Founder & Chairperson of WiT says, “It is encouraging and inspirational to receive more than 425 solutions at a time when all of us have been working in silos out of our respective homes. These ideas have taken on big challenges with a passion to build implementable solutions led by technology that can be helpful for humankind. Our partner organisations that have been the guiding light to the success of thismovement and we are confident that this is just the beginning of the road for the winning ideas.”