The 7th edition of the “Challenge Accepted Hackathon” will take place between June 25 and 27. Within this, over a hundred IT specialists will create applications for the digitization of public institutions this year. Registration for the event is open until June 24. During the event, two of the applications made in 2020 will be launched soon and will serve several Emergency Reception Units in the country or associations working in the field of palliative care.
The Informal School of IT (SIIT), supported by the InnovX-BCR business accelerator, organizes online the 7th edition of the “Challenge Accepted Hackathon”. Between June 25-27, in a maximum of 48 hours, over a hundred IT specialists will work for projects to digitize NGOs or public institutions: schools, hospitals, town halls, local councils, central authorities.
The participants are mentors and students of the Informal IT School, professionals of famous IT companies, developers, software architects, but also young entrepreneurs and IT enthusiasts. They will create functional prototypes of software applications for public institutions that compete with the needs or problems they face due to bureaucracy and more. The team coordinators are mentors with extensive experience in the Informal School of IT, specialized in various fields, including Artificial Intelligence, VR or Machine Learning.
10,000 euros for the winning team
The jury of the Hackathon will choose an MVP (“Minimum Viable Product”) to enter the incubation period and be transformed into a functional application. The InnovX-BCR business accelerator will offer the winning team a prize of 10,000 euros, and the teams that will rank second and third will benefit from prizes consisting of technical objects and equipment.
Those who want to join the event as participants or propose a “challenge” (a software idea), can do so through the site: challenge.scoalainformala.ro, until June 24.
“We are glad that various software challenges or ideas have already entered the competition, covering a wide range of societal needs. So far, we have received over 35 challenges, both in the area of local urban or rural authorities, and in education or medicine. The selected ideas will be presented by the initiators in front of all participants in the hackathon, and they will choose the projects for which they will allocate time and know-how. At the end, software prototypes will be launched to facilitate the interaction of citizens with various public authorities, to reduce bureaucracy or to help doctors in their permanent fight for health “, says Mihai Talpoș, Co-founder of the Informal IT School.