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Seemingly undaunted by the crowd, bright lights, video cameras and a complete lack of public presentation experience, the developers grabbed their chance for fame and rattled off presentations with gusto.
With a 90-second digital clock ticking down at their side, several managed to close up bang on time, while a friendly but firm adjudicator was on hand if they tried to steal a few extra seconds.
Taking the prize for best in show was an implementation of Yahoo Maps, with an interface that allows a user to doodle on maps or highlight a way to walk to a certain destination. Movements are recorded as the user draws, and can be sent to another person as a URL for replay later on.
In a developing country such as India, this interactivity is especially useful, as not all roads are labelled with names.
Tired but happy, developers packed up their laptops and headed for the first motorised "Tuk-Tuk" rickshaw home.
The organisers "no-one is a loser" approach to the competition should help drive attendance at next year's event.