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Open Visual Cloud Hackathon Winners

BY Vasudha Badri-Paul ON Apr 07, 2021

Open Visual Cloud Hackathon 2021.  And the The Winners Are?

The Open Visual Cloud Hackathon 2021 competition was fierce, but below are the three winners whose projects shone the brightest.

1st Place: Visual Insurance submitted by Moloti Nakampe, Chief Executive Officer, Africa Business Integration platform turns a smartphone into a vehicle Dash Camera Systems to automatically detect drivers engaging in distracted behaviors.

2nd Place: Smart First Response based on Intel Open Visual Cloud by Sudhir Kshirsagar, President, HydroTrek

Hydrotek improves the ability to respond to flooding in cities by leveraging the real-time video streams from traffic cameras.

3rd Place: Heimdall submitted by Navaneeth Kt 

Heimdell is an intelligent video analytics tool that converts any camera into an AI camera.

A special thanks again to all of you who participated in this hackathon. Please continue to share your ideas with the OVC community and submit projects to DevMesh and be on the look out for future hackathon opportunities.


Intel is committed to open source development because we’ve witnessed how it accelerates innovation and enables companies to easily adopt new technologies. With the onset of the pandemic, we are witnessing an insatiable appetite, by a global audience for video consumption. Intel’s Open Visual Cloud platform addresses the needs of developers for an Open Source resource to develop visual media applications.

The Intel Open Visual Cloud leverages software across Intel platforms including CPUs, GPUs, and visual cloud workload accelerators. It embraces a plug-in architecture and is interoperable with popular open source projects and frameworks, including FFMPEG and gstreamer for media, and TensorFlow, MXNet, and Caffé for deep learning and several different sample reference pipelines for visual cloud services are provided as Docker files and images.