Meet Some of the Hackers at #PiHackathon

Pluggd.in’s Hackathon starts today and we thought we will introduce some of the hackers to all. So here goes details of few hackers and what they plan to hack at the event.

Rohan Dey

Who am I?
I’m Rohan 19yr. old entrepreneur and php/node dev. My Hobbies are traveling,music,sports,exploring NBT ideas and coding late at night!

What I  would like to do/solve at Pluggd.in’s Hackathon?
I would like to build a social utility which would allow people to discover like minded peers having common interests and chat with them.

Skills set/expertise/person i am looking for the idea?
I am looking for a designer who is passionate about creating magical user experience.

Gaurav Lochan

Who Am I?

A techie, having earned my stripes at Microsoft and VMware and Akimbi (a startup that was acquired by VMware). Now working on a startup idea of my own, doing some android dev these days and wearing non-techie hats too.

What I would like to do/solve at Pluggd.in’s Hackathon.
I have a simple idea around capturing personal medical records using a smartphone. Often, when the doctor asks me for a previous prescription/diagnosis, i don’t have it handy. But I’m not tied to this idea only – Looking to build something cool, and meet good folks.

Skills looking for:
– Designer – would really like to get a good designer to collaborate with here.
– Web developer – can use any of the frameworks (ruby / django-python / php / java)
– I can do the android stuff, but can also use help from other devs if they’re interested. And we could try doing it on other platforms.

Akshay Surve

Who am I?

I’m a Serial Social Innovator by the day – initiator of SocialSync.org, Ads4Good.org and OpenCivic.in; and a Code Warrior by night – Ruby on Rails, NoSQL and Node.js is part of my current artillery. In essence I am a ‘Startup Jockey‘. Apart from writing code, I enjoy running, hiking and meeting interesting people.

What I would like to do/solve at Pluggd.in’s Hackathon.

I would be _cooking_ *delicious* Publisher Widgets for Zomato using the Zomato API.

Rationale:

  1. I seriously want to promote Indian startups who have released their APIs in the open; I definitely want to promote more devs to use these APIs creatively.
  2. Easily embeddable widgets are a game winner for any local listing startup. I was really surprised seeing very few of the Zomato competitors have any widgets of their own; Zomato has one on their website. I really feel this is a game winner for Zomato – to gain scalable traction and visibility.

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Who are the other hackers? Take a look at some of them:hackers_pi

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Wanna Hack @Hackathon?

We have closed the online registration, but you can come over to the venue and grab your seat.

Venue: Jaaga, No 68, KH Double Road Opp. Coporation Bank, Next to the K H Road Bus Stand, Bangalore.

Contact Number: +91 9241 00 9423 [Kunal].

Agenda/Mentor details here.

Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/unpluggd/

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