Posts tagged as Hackathon

Hackathon prepares learners for fourth industrial revolution economy

Accenture hosted a STEM hackathon for learners from Alexandra, Diepsloot, and Olievenhoutbosch on 20 July 2019, to enable them to visualise the data used in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) curriculum in a practical manner. The hackathon stimulated learners’ interest in STEM careers and the experience will help prepare them for the fourth industrial […]

Hackathon teams put location to work in apps

The NavPro team took the top prize at the Galileo Hackathon by H2020 project GNSS.asia, with their Rail Unfail solution, a GNSS-based maintenance system that geotags potential fault locations on railway tracks. Over 80 programmers from universities and enterprises all over India came together at PES University, Bangalore on 16 and 17 March 2019 to […]

Student duo takes top-prize at hackathon

Over the course of the weekend of 13 to 14 April 2019, 25 top honours and final-year students from five leading universities from around the country took part in the 24-hours hackathon to conceptualise, design and build an actuarial model. They took on the challenge of developing a predictive customer retention programme for MiWay insurance […]

Youth hackathon helps develop knowledge economy

Sanral and Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) have partnered with WherIsMyTransport to host the ETC Hackathon in Cape Town from 26 to 28 October 2018. Under the theme of “collaborate and innovate,” participants were invited to create innovative smart mobility applications utilising both Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP) toll gantry data and WhereIsMyTransport public transport data. […]

Hackathon incubates water-wise innovation

Urbanisation is affecting the world’s water reserves and, by 2030, the world will need 40% more potable water than is currently available. Compounding the issue and according to the UN’s Water for Life report, it is estimated that some 300 of the 800-million inhabitants of sub-Saharan Africa live in water-scarce environments. South Africa’s Western Cape province is […]

Hackathon to test earth observation data processing capabilities

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Earth Observation Exploitation Platform Hackathon 2018 will test the readiness of new, interoperable cloud-deployment architectures for processing of earth observation data. The hackathon aims to demonstrate that the Testbed-13 results, described in the consortium’s engineering reports, are fit for purpose. With the reports outlining several options, this hackathon will identify […]