Hackathon Eindhoven

Fontys School of ICT

Delta-students win the 1st and 2nd prize in Hackathon

On Friday evening 12 February 2016 at 17:00, the kick-off for the 48-hour programming-marathon Hackathon Eindhoven, powered by the Vereniging van Nederlandse Gemeenten (VNG), was given. The Hackathon was organised by Hackathon Masters, who had already organised other successful Hackathons in Den Bosch and Nijmegen.

The assignment for the teams: develop and program new apps useful for social issues (challenges). Challenges were submitted by the municipalities of Eindhoven, Helmond and Boxtel. Students were challenged to come with new solutions for poverty among young people, for bringing professionals in healthcare into contact more easily and to make it possible for people to choose their own healthcare.

Students worked almost non-stop on the solutions. On of the participants was Thijs Koppen, who has now participated in several hackathons. Thijs: "I had already participated in another hackathon organised by Hackathon Masters and I wanted to introduce my fellow students of the Delta trajectory to the concept. It was great. A nice atmosphere and an excellent cooperation. We ended up in second place".

The 1st prize went to the team of Ruud van der Heijden (also consisting of Delta students). They were declared the winners by an independent jury and received a money prize of € 2,500.00. Ruud: "It was the first time that I participated and together with my teammates Preslav, Francisco, Nikola and Ilia we had picked the challenge of the battle against poverty among young people. It was very exhausting, but having won the 1st prize makes up for that. In any case, I'll be participating again next time".

The teams have been invited to present their ideas at the municipality of Helmond. There is a proposal to further develop the apps and the test them in reality.

Students: congratulations!

For more information:
Hackathon Masters


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