Team 405 Found and team Cybernics from the Department of Computer Engineering has been able to get selected for the top ten teams at the hackX 2019, an inter-university startup challenge organized by the IMSSA, University of Kelaniya. 30 teams have been filtered out for an initial pitch from all the proposals submitted for the competition. After the initial pitch, the top ten teams were selected for the final round where the finalists were given a 04 weeks time period to develop and implement their ideas. During this period,team 405 consisting of Anandi Karunaratne, Chalani Sankalpana, Imesh Ekanayake, Pubudu Premathilaka and Suneth Samarasinghe worked on implementing their idea of an automated bike sharing system where university students could borrow bicycles through a mobile application while the team Cybernics consisting of Ranushka LM, Pamoda WAD, Ishanthi DS and Shirly Ekanayake continued on their idea of an automated hydroponics system, which can automatically monitor and control a system of growing plants in a nutrient-rich water-based environment remotely through a web and a mobile application.Department congratulates all who were able to make it to the top of the competition and wish them all the best in improving and developing their products further.
More information about the competition can be found at http://www.hackx.lk

News reported by : Kaveesha Dilshani (Editor/ACES 19/20)

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