Chennai, 24th March 2023: India’s leading Blockchain and Web 3.0 education pioneer, IBC Media, today launched the Alt Hack – Chennai, a third in a series of Alt Hacks after two successful editions in Hyderabad and Vizag. The IBC Alt Hack – Chennai intends to train and facilitate the city’s students to practically learn about new, cutting-edge technologies from distinguished industry experts and use Web 3.0 to develop innovative ideas and build upon them further.
Alt Hack Chennai is part of IBC Media’s Internship Program exclusively for students with multiple benefits such as grants, high paying jobs and an opportunity for students to build on their Web 3 ideas for successful outcomes. Alt Hack Chennai is the first step towards this objective, and is conducted in association with the Government of Tamil Nadu and the Tamil Nadu Skill Board. This education bootcamp is being held at Anna University, Guindy, from 24th March to 31st March 2023. The week-long zero-cost hackathon event is designed to create a rich student developer talent pool in the Web 3.0 industry.
Its inaugural event was graced by numerous prominent industry leaders and experts from the field. Respected Smt J Innocent Divya avargal (IAS and Managing Director, Tamil Nadu Skill Development Corporation), Respected Shri Raj Kumar avargal (Deputy Collector), Respected Dr. Mohd Sheriff avargal (Vice President of Naan Mudhalvan), Respected Dr. Sadiq Sait avargal (Founder & CEO uLektz) and Respected Gayatri Gopala Krishnan avargal (Associate Worklabs Guidance Tamil Nadu) were present for the inauguration ceremony.
Polkadot (IBC Media’s headline sponsor), a flagship project of Web3 Foundation and Parity Technologies which facilitates a fully-functional and user-friendly decentralised web, will give students an overview of the Polkadot environment architecture and its functional ecosystem.
Respected Smt J Innocent Divya avargal (IAS and Managing Director, Tamil Nadu Skill Development Corporation) said, “TNSDC under Naan Mudhalvan Program is offering Blockchain development course as a part of curriculum for students of Tamil Nadu. Now TNSDC -Naan Mudhalvan is collaborating with IBC Media to conduct Hackathon where students generate ideas and solve real time challenges related to Blockchain technology.”
Abhishek Pitti, Founder & CEO, IBC Media, mentioned, “We are proud to present the third edition of Alt Hack to Chennai. The training program is specially designed for students to support them in upskilling and becoming well-versed with new-age emerging tech. It is a great opportunity for students, who are our next-gen, to be guided by industry pioneers and mentors, gain first-hand practical experience beyond the classroom to be future-ready for Web 3.0.”
The programme will take students from Chennai’s reputed colleges through a comprehensive orientation, education, training, teamwork and ideation process. On the last day, they will present their Web 3.0 and Blockchain ideas in the presence of esteemed jury members, and the top 3 ideas will be recognised as ‘The Best Ideas’ and will be presented with certificates from IBC Media.
With a series of wide-ranging immersive panel discussions and online sessions by experts, Alt Hack unlocks floodgates of opportunities for students to explore Web 3.0 space. This includes an introduction to Web 3.0 and blockchain, its current state and latest trends, becoming a Web 3.0 developer, Decentralised Finance, NFTs and its applications, Metaverse and its use cases, and more. Industry experts will also give insights into the technical anatomy of blockchain and the infrastructure of Web 3.0 and networking in Web 3.0. And discussions will be conducted on crypto and blockchain awareness amongst the GenZ, the power of media and marketing in Web 3.0, amongst other relevant topics.
Furthermore, special HR and principal panels will focus on Web-related careers, skill gaps in this space, the need for industry and educational institutions to collaborate and shape future careers of students in Web 3.0 and emerging technologies, the placement scenario and the next steps in taking it to the next level.
By giving students a 360-degree overview of the Web 3.0 space, Alt Hack – Chennai, like its previous two editions, intends to bridge the wide gap between Web 2.0 and Web 3.0 smoothly and seamlessly.