#PiAttendance project by 14-year-old wins Rs. 2 lakh in a State wide coding competition using #RaspberryPi
A unique thought about a democratised system that can monitor the attendance of officials in government offices earned 14-year-old Manas Manohar the first prize in a State-level coding competition, with a cash purse of Rs. 2 lakh.
During the launch of Raspberry Pi distribution last February, implementing agencies, Kerala Startup Mission and the IT@School initiative, conducted the competition alongside the training sessions in all the district centers for students in programming using the Raspberry Pi kits.
Manas Manohar has won one of the Raspberry Pi kits distributed in the pilot phase when he was a class eight student at Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Higher Secondary School in Kannur. Along with the in-depth training he got from teachers, the little expert practiced coding SQL and PHP programming languages and database management system referring the Internet.
The prize was given away by Chief Minister, Shri Oommen Chandy at a function held at Model School in Thiruvananthapuram in the presence of several dignitaries including IT Minister and Education Minister.
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