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Aparoksha is the Annual Technical Festival of the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad. It is an event that is usually held in mid March every year. Started in 2015, Aparoksha has made an exponential growth and garnered considerable media attention and numerous well-known sponsors in a short span of time.
On an average, Aparoksha attracts a footfall of 15000 candidates from over 130 colleges every year. With its roots spread across the nation, it holds multi-city events spanning over 12 states and 35 cities.
Aparoksha derives its name from a concept that lies deep in the corridors of Indian culture, ‘Aparoksha’ is a Sanskrit adjective meaning perceptible. It refers to the intuitive expertise - one of the seven stages of knowledge.
Before 2015, Aparoksha was not an independent entity but a part of Effervescence, the Cultural Festival of the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad. Owing to the massive turnout at technical events during Effervescence, 'Aparoksha' was created as an independent Technical Festival, and approved by the competent authorities of the institute. It aimed at providing a platform for young talented minds to develop new skills, exhibit their technical talents and also to spread their learning among the masses.
Over the years, a rich legacy of events like Alkhwarizm, TopCoder HumbleFool Cup and TopBot has uplifted the competitive edge and brought a large amount of participation from across the globe.
The latest edition(2017) had the theme “Laying the Foundations for SKYNET”. The event was able to attract sponsorships from Tech Giants like GitHub, TopCoder, LinkedIn, CODEFORCES, HackerEarth, CircleCI, CodeChef, CodeBuddy, Startup village, Wolfram, Radix and more. The festival also saw a massive turnout from across the nation comprising of students from various IITs, NITs, IIITs and many other reputed institutions.
Started out as a dorm room idea in 2016, HINT has grown to become one of the biggest student organized hackathons in India. Hack In The North attracts participation from across the nation and offers prizes over 20 lakh INR.
It is the flagship competitive coding team event of Aparoksha with prizes worth over 1 lakh INR. Teams consisting of up to 3 members are made to face the coding problems of varying difficulties (cake-walk to difficult).
Alkhwarizm is a rated online competitive coding contest hosted on TopCoder. A solo competition, Alkhwarizm consists of coding problems of differing difficulty levels (cake-walk to difficult).
Aiming to test the knowledge and pace of brain, Grayhound is organised as the flagship Biz-Tech Quizzing event of Aparoksha. The event offers cash prizes and goodies worth over 1 lakh INR.
In the memory of one of India’s best competitive coders, Harsha Suryanarayan, a.k.a, Humblefool, TopCoder hosts a single round match(SRM) during Aparoksha every year, with prizes worth 550 USD.
TopBot is a competitive event of Aparoksha where different challenges are given to contestants to overcome by designing a robot given a set of modelling constraints and guidelines.
Boot2Root is the CTF event of the festival aimed at Cyber-security and ethical hacking enthusiasts.
NOVA is the online flagship designing event of Aparoksha.
A newly launched event, The Symposium is a panel discussion which aims to bring together eminent panelists to discuss and debate upon specific topic concerning different fields.
StartUp Intern Fair
It is also a new inclusion to the festival that aims to house various Startups and provide them a chance to pitch their ideas to companies and hire interns from among interested people attending the fest.
As a part of its 2018 Social campaign, Aparoksha launched 'Explore', an initiative that aims to reach out to various schools and colleges to spread awareness regarding new and developing technologies and advancements, and increase participation in technical contests. In order to build enthusiasm in people related to these fields, it also organises quizzing and coding competitions as a part of the campaign.
Aparoksha supports an NGO, Prayaas, operational in Allahabad, by distributing study aids to children from underprivileged sections of the society.
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- "Hack In The North 2.0 - India's Biggest Student Hackathon". www.hackinthenorth.com. Retrieved 2018-02-17.
- "2018 Humblefool Cup -". 2018-02-10. Retrieved 2018-02-17.
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