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Code.Fun.Do that spots exceptional talent

An experience to cherish: Participants at ‘Code.Fun.Do’ event as a part of the Academia Accelerator Programme at Microsoft India R&D Centre in the city on Thursday.

An experience to cherish: Participants at ‘Code.Fun.Do’ event as a part of the Academia Accelerator Programme at Microsoft India R&D Centre in the city on Thursday.   | Photo Credit: Suresh Krishnamoorthy

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Students come up with creative moblie apps at the event

How would it be if you could croon the popular Sun Raha Hai Na Tu or Tum Hi Ho songs from the hit film Aashiqui 2. You could get points for it and keep trying till you get it as near-perfect as you can, to the original, thanks to a mobile app.

Or a content moderation solution built as a browser extension to keep kids away from adult, racist and negative web content with parents having the power to monitor and control their wards’ web activities through Facebook as well!

The former is a project titled ‘Song Train’ by the team ‘Voicers’ from IIT, Kanpur, while the latter is titled ‘Content Rectifier’ by team ‘Negative Time’ from BITS, Pilani. Both these were tied up at the end of a 24-hour ‘Code.Fun.Do’ as part of Microsoft’s Academia Accelerator Programme on Thursday.

The runner-up went to the team ‘Infinite Loop’ and its ‘Together Play’ project by BITS, Pilani again, announced Chitra Sood, director (business management) at the Microsoft India R&D centre here. Started five years ago with five colleges, Microsoft mentors fan out to 15 engineering colleges, two business schools and the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru.

Asked about the objective behind ‘Code.Fun.Do’, she said it was part of the Microsoft’s outreach programme to spot talent. It was a platform to build on employee relations and customer-connect, she said. The entire process of going around the selected colleges, examining proposals and involving with the students on the projects before making it to the Microsoft campus lasted slightly over 10 months, she explained.

An entire block on the massive expanse of the campus resonated with sounds of presentations being made by at least 35 of the total of 44 teams that qualified to participate in the ‘Code.Fun.Do’. Ten of them were shortlisted. The competitions apart, it was an experience they would cherish , according to Sahil of BITS, Pilani and Lakshay of IIT, Kanpur.

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