IM HackX 2K17



HackX 2k17, the second edition of an Information Technology-oriented & Innovation-based Hackathon which was organized as a project of Industrial Management Science Students’ Association (IMSSA), in line with the launch of the magazine 'Exposition', was held on 15th of September, 2017 at the Main Auditorium of Dialog Axiata PLC. HackX will ensure that the most energetic, talented and vibrant undergraduates compete to strive towards excellence in programming, designing, developing, engineering and also marketing. Besides, this event empowers the competitors’ presentation skills to bring about their innovative idea or product to the market.

Undergraduates from both state and private universities took part in the competition, while 15 teams got qualified for the final competition. Team EchonLabs of University of Jayawardhanapura became the Winner of the competition while, Team Apocalypse of University of Colombo, School of Computing and HeliumX of National School of Business Management (NSBM) became the 1st and the 2nd runners-up consecutively. The panel of judges consisted of Mr. Rohana Kumara- Vice President – Engineering & Architechture at Sysco Labs, Mr. Upendra Peiris – Vice President at Orange Information Technology Services, Mr. Shafraz Rahim- Senior Business Lead at Dialog Axiata PLC, Dr. Janaka Wijayanayake – Senior Lecturer of Department of Industrial Management - University of Kelaniya. The event was sponsored by Dialog Ideamart and Orange IT. Wild Elephant served as the official beverage partner of the event while SLASSCOM was the official industry partner. In addition, Readme functioned as the official digital media partner alongside Loons-Lab being the official technological partner to make this event a success.