Amalthea 2020-21, The Annual Technical Summit of IIT- Gandhinagar Goes Virtual & Global; Check Details here

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Amalthea, the annual technological summit led by students of IIT-Gandhinagar with the central theme ‘Connect, Collaborate, Create’ is being held virtually these days. 

The main aim of this 11th technical summit of IIT-Gandhinagar is to Connect our hearts, Collaborate our attempts, and create an incredible Amalthea during the global crisis of pandemic covid-19. 

Around 2000 registrations have been notified in different online events/contests, webinars, and workshops by prestigious national and international institutes till date. 

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Event started with industry leaders like Dr William D Oliver, Director at MIT Quantum Engineering Centre, Padma Bhushan Dr Arvind Panagariye, and first vice-president of NITI Aayog, and Ms Mathangi Sri, Data Science Leader, and Mr Srinivas Mohan VFX supervisor for 2 films, the webinar kept fascinating for both crowd and coordinators. 

With high levels of excitement, Amalthea 2020-21 hosted other events such as CryptoRush, which marks the second most significant mock trading event in the world. 

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The Summit took place on the Roostoo App in partnership with WazirX and people directly participated in the stock market directly influenced by real-time market price of various cryptocurrencies. It obtained about 100 games entries all over the world including participants from Europe, US, Canada, HongKong and the Middle East.

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Candidates developed games on a variety of issues including social distancing from pandemic affected areas, cyberpunk surfers, planting and construction to save the planet from Covid, playing a hero of mankind by finding the fix of Covid among others. 

Amalthea was introduced by IIT-G in 2013 with a vision to bridge the gap between both academia and industry, by creating a common platform to collaborate, interact, and explore the future of technology.

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