Posted on: May 15, 2020 at 11:12 AM    

Our Software Development team are currently participating in #HackForBetterDays, a virtual Hackathon organised by HERE Technologies in partnership with IBM, running from 24 April - 24 May 2020. HERE Technologies provide mappinglocation data and other related services to business and individuals focused around a cloud-based platform. 

For those who are not in the development world, a hackathon is an event that usually lasts several days, where people come together to collaborate in creating apps or other software solutions. These events usually have a goal or theme set by the organisation running the event.

The HackForBetterDays theme is to use location and other disruptive technologies to build solutions that can: 

  1. Respond to the needs of the society related to the issues currently being experienced; 
  2. Improve the affected functions of society (e.g. school closures, gatherings restrictions, shops closing, etc) during the recovery process; 
  3. Support governments and agencies to better respond to large scale disruptive events such as COVID-19 pandemic. 

We have a team of 7 competing and look forward to sharing our finished product with you at the end of the competition! 

Blog written by Edwin Van Ras, Business Delivery Manager - Software Development

 

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