Shadowfax India’s largest technology platform to enable intra city logistics organises code wars. Shadowfax focuses on serving the first and last mile delivery needs for companies, across different segments, in 10 cities across India. It is trusted by McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, Wendy’s, Snapdeal, Paytm, Big basket etc to name a few of its 1000+ clients. Shadowfox was founded in early 2015 by Abhishek Bansal and Vaibhav Khandelwal.
Shadowfax, a leader in the hyperlocal delivery category, successfully concluded its ‘Code Wars’ hackathon in Bangalore. The “Code Wars” was organised with an aim to bring all tech enthusiasts including front-end developers, back-end developers, android developers and data scientist developers to showcase their capabilities in solving complex challenges and decode systems to bring the next innovation in the competitive logistics industry.
The two-day hackathon event attracted over 100 advanced developers to compete for prize worth over 2 lakhs which included iPad mini, kindle, headphones, speakers and many more, along with an opportunity to work full time in Shadowfax’s tech team.
As per the format, the participants worked in teams of two and the full stack developers worked solo where they ideated on various projects such as game of deliveries, payment on the spots, location exchange and lots of location. The next day the participants presented their ideas to the eminent judges Mr. Rohit Jain, Former Principal, SAIF Partners and Mr Puneet Khanduri, Staff Engineer & Tech Lead – Stealth Project at Twitter India. Among the 700 entries, 100 participants were shortlisted and finally two winning teams, two runner-up teams and three special mention awards were declared.
Commenting on the initiative, Abhishek Bansal, Co-founder and CEO of Shadowfax Technologies Private Limited said, “In the Indian logistics space, Shadowfax is playing a crucial role in revolutionising delivery with its distinctive tech platform and on-ground delivery. Through hackathon we would like to bring forward the challenges faced by the logistics space on a democratic platform where we can understand the different perspectives to solve the same problem and in turn get some innovative solutions which are completely out of the box. Another important aspect that we are taking into consideration at Shadowfax, is the technology that we are creating, it can be used in various other platform. This is also the first time we have opened doors to all tech enthusiasts and are overwhelmed with the response and their powerful ideas.”
The hackathon was organised in Shadowfax’s R&D Centre which is situated in the heart of Koramangala, Bangalore. The R&D Centre is a one-of-its-kind research facility that is breaking new ground in the Indian delivery industry. The work space is occupied by passionate innovators, coders, developers and data analysts who work around the clock to re-invent current systems and processes in order to build Shadowfax as the most cutting-edge and efficient logistics network in India.