TO THE NEW recently organized Tech-a-Thon, a programing event with an aim to evangelize community of programmers and hackers. The two-day event was co-sponsored by Aarvee Idealabs (LoudShout) and ShopClues.

Tech-a-Thon witnessed participation of 10 teams who developed applications from scratch on different technology platforms including Grails, Node.js, MongoDB and Android. The competing teams worked continuously for 48-hours to get their dream applications live.

The winning team was from TO THE NEW who created an interactive chat application, named PING which had features like messaging, video chat and video conferencing.

The winners were judged by a panel of industry experts like Sanjay Sethi, CEO & Co-Founder –, Deepak Mittal, CEO – TO THE NEW and Amitabh Misra, CTO – Architect Ecommerce & Ex CTO Snapdeal.

The event also had different workshops and sessions on niche technologies given by industry experts like Ankush Sharma, Director of Engineering – Adobe, Vivek Goyal, Developer Solutions Architect – Microsoft and Vangapelli Santhosh Kumar, Founder & CTO – B2B Startup.

Speaking about the event, Deepak Mittal, CEO, TO THE NEW said, “We are really proud to co-sponsor Tech-a-Thon. This is a great initiative to enlighten this exciting ecosystem and bring together the tech community in order to explore new opportunities. This not only brings out news ideas but also some promote entrepreneurship.”

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