26. The number of hours it took us to get to Bangalore from Ahmedabad in a long and Akshay Kumar movie filled bus journey. It passed. Enthusiastic and all set for a final presentation, we met the other teams that were part of the presentation that evening and gave a last minute check to our presentation and video and took a goodnights rest.
We headed out early next morning for our final presentation. The presentation felt like a grand affair. We were called to the conference room and asked to setup and make final arrangements. We were also (finally) introduced to Nithin and Justin from Microsoft India and who were the liasons for all teams and the jury for the Indian chapter. We also met Dr. Bibhudutta Baral, who was the Project Head at NID Bangalore.
Next, the presentations began. Armed with strong research and great presentations, all the teams had some novel and intriguing projects that came out. Teams presented through wonderful scenarios and solutions. It was a LOT to digest for one afternoon. It was wonderful to see how projects were taken forward.
It was finally our teams turn. We were quite excited to present Plus to the jury. We started our presentation with an introduction, further explaining the background, the scenarios we looked at and finally the evolution of our suggested solution. There were some technical glitches which got us slightly unnerved but we did manage to keep that behind and continue. Presenting our project to the entire audience and the jury gave us a lot of confidence about the project and our proposed solution. We also met Praveen Nahar from the NID Paldi Campus who shared some interesting stories!
Our final presentation
We also explained our scenario and proposed solution better with an animated video that we made over the past few days.
We received some interesting response after the presentation and some good feedback to. We had done it! What a wonderful experience it was to present Plus. The final results will be out soon!