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WHAT IS X24?

X24 is a unique opportunity for Extentians to present their creative flair, skills, passion and concepts. The event is a 24-hour build marathon where six teams of ten participants have to pick one of the defined challenges and go from concept to pitch in 24 hours.

X24 Gurus, who comprise industry experts, will mentor teams, provide insights, and judge the final result.

Extentia’s X24 brings together makers, managers, sales team members, creators, designers, and doers, from across the company to create cutting edge technology for real world problems!

The event is a fantastic opportunity to learn new concepts, try out technologies that haven’t been used before, meet people from various departments and houses, and build on skills as a team — push the limits of technology in 24 hours.

Do Smart. Be Smart.

S = Sketch
M = Model
A = Architect
R = Resolve
T = Transact

SCHEDULE

October 30, 2015

10:30 – 12:00

Meet and Greet
Pick a Challenge
Start Planning
12:00 – 12:00 on October 31, 2015 (24 hours)

Start X24-ing
Do Smart. Be Smart.
17:45 – 19:15

Interaction with X24 Gurus (Mentoring)
22:30 – 23:00

Rangmanch – Talent Showcase

October 31, 2015

12:00 – 13:30

Code Freeze
Begin Pitch
X24 Evaluation
13:30 – 14:00

X24 Gurus Finalize Reviews
14:00 – 15:00

X24 Gurus’ Comments and Awards
15:00 – 15:30

X24 Gurus’ Lunch

CHALLENGE STATEMENTS

Challenge Statement 1: BePositive

Finding a blood donor can be a hassle especially when the blood type is rare. Resources like a website are available but are in need of improvement. Develop a smart way to connect blood donors and the ones in need of them, keeping in mind that it should be anonymous and all the health related issues are taken care of.

Challenge Statement 2: iDo

Social work is concerned with helping individuals, families, groups and communities to enhance their individual and collective well-being. Mostly, this is done through local community work, NGO work or part of the CSR activity of a business. What happens when individuals have something to share but do not have the opportunity to be connected to the groups that need the service? How can technology be used to reach out to individuals like this? The challenge is to connect those who need with those who can provide.

Challenge Statement 3: Step Ahead

Local businesses “sponsor” individual participants based on their physical activity. This platform allows each business to connect themselves to a local cause in which updates and informational content is posted regularly. Once individuals sign up and choose their sponsor, they can work together to make a difference throughout their community.

Challenge Statement 4: Lost and Found

Everyone loses something once in a while and the challenge is to find it again. Whenever someone finds the belongings of others it is hard to get in touch with the owners. One solution could be to have scanable tags on every item which enables loser and finder to get in touch with each other, using the cloud.

Challenge Statement 5: Cultivate to Grow

Agriculture constitutes an important part of Indian society and is playing an important role in the economic development of the country. There is no area of farming that will not benefit from the ubiquitous influence of mobile technology. Farmers need better selection of crops- based on location, weather, soil and more. The challenge for technology is to manage and plan crop production based on what other farmers are planning and doing.

LIVE FEED

Keep up to date with all things X24 by following our Live Feed. Our X24 Live Feed includes photos, videos and interviews from the event, as well as useful tips!

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GURUS

ARUN KADEKODI
ARUN KADEKODI
Arun is the co-founder and CEO of Soft Corner, a software product company from Pune. He brings 35 years of experience in application software development to the X24 Guru Panel.
CHIRAG SABUNANI
CHIRAG SABUNANI
Chirag is a food entrepreneur, currently leading ‘Only Great Foods LLP – a firm that develops, and markets the world’s best gluten free flours. This X24 Guru’s background is in materials sciences, engineering and business, and he works to promote consumer-centric product design.
MANINDER GILL
MANINDER GILL
Maninder is the co-founder and Head of New Products at Ideacts Innovations. He has over 15 years of experience in developing software and services in various technologies, adding a range of portfolio experience to the X24 Guru Panel.
RAMAN ADLAKHA
RAMAN ADLAKHA
Raman is a Director (R & D Team Engagement Solutions) at Avaya and leads a group of engineers engaged in product development. Raman has an extensive portfolio and brings expertise in R & D to X24’s Guru Panel.
SUDARSHAN NARAYAN
SUDARSHAN NARAYAN
Sudarshan is an Angel Investor/Advisor to several start ups in consumer and enterprise SaaS and has an extensive range of experience in tech start ups cementing his position as an X24 Guru. Sudarshan is the founder of Amplifi, India’s only SaaS focused accelerator.
SUHASINI KIRLOSKAR
SUHASINI KIRLOSKAR
Chief of Marketing at GS Lab, Suhasini is a Marketing Strategist and Marketing Communications professional specializing in B2B and Technology Marketing, adding valuable expertise to the X24 Guru Panel.
TITIKSHA MUKHERJEE
TITIKSHA MUKHERJEE
Titiksha is the Director (Oil & Gas) at Tieto Software Technologies Ltd, she has over 22 years of experience in the IT industry and brings expertise in Oil & Gas Upstream and Personal Logistics domains to the X24 Guru Panel.
VISHAL PARPIA
VISHAL PARPIA
Vishal runs two companies in Pune – CloudCover & ActivElement.
As an X24 Guru, he brings a range of experience to the event, having worked with web tech since 1995.
MYSTERY GURU
MYSTERY GURU
We have a surprise for you – watch out for our Mystery Guru at X24!

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ANY QUESTIONS?

Email questions to X24.Team@extentia.com and we will respond as soon as we can!

See you at X24!

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REACTIONS

“This is awesome. I am such a fan of hackathons. Shame I am not in Pune for it as would love to come and observe! Let me know how it goes and the response from the teams, any costs incurred by the company other than time?”
Jason Adams | Mercatus

“Very Nice! Thanks for the information. We just finished our own Hackathon across SunGard. My team had made it to the finals in Barcelona. The problem statement was around utilizing Cloud technologies to solve a business problem for a given data set.”
Harshad | SunGard
“Enjoy the event! Hopefully we will see some entries that use Lightning.”
Bryan Lilley | AHM
“Sounds goods, your team did tell me about it yesterday when we met, I hope it doesn’t affect any deliverables though.. Wish you all good luck and happy coding!”
Naveen Bindal | CitrusPay
“Excellent idea. Good luck.”
Aditya Mehrish
“That sounds very interesting! I look forward to hearing how it goes.”
Geraldine Mills
“Outstanding. If in future I can be part of it, let me know. I love your work. Sounds very exciting Umeed”
Mark Luckey | Storyboard Multimedia
“Would love to drop in”
Anil Lamba | CEO, Lamcon Academy
“It sounds like a very exciting initiative.”
Nevil Agarwal | CEO, RankUno
“Sounds exciting. All the best.”
Prashant Pallati | Xtensible Tech
“This looks like a great event and I am sure the team is excited. I love the web site! Please let us know how it goes”
Yvan Hennecart | President of Eqho
“Great stuff!”
Juergen Schmidt | Evolyou
“It sounds very interesting concept. I’d like to take this opportunity to invite you to our office and address our team leaders on how you keep your employees constantly energized and motivated”
Chetan Prakash | Vice President, Bajaj Allianz
“This sounds very exciting … a sure way to get the team enthused and have some great time putting it all together”
Anita Kulkarni-Puranik | CEO, Metamagics
“Wish you and the team all the best”
Shailesh Amonkar | CMO, Sakal
“I wish I could have stayed for this”
Ajit Gupta | Shop n Social
“Good luck with the event”
Uday Zokarkar | Unltd