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