Bangalore, India, October 21, 2015
Compassites Software solutions, a technology services firm that works in the space of big data, cloud computing and enterprise mobility & portals, organized Hackathon in the month of September for its employees. The event was to inspire developers to create mobile-based applications that can be used in real time to respond to disaster. The “Coders Vs. Crackers” hackathon gave developers a chance to come together and learn more about programming.
The event which was a day-long coding marathon saw a participation of 7 teams of 4 software developers each. The enthusiasts worked with beacons which broadcasts contextual awareness signals that smartphones can pick assisting the aid to reach disaster-hit area faster. The hackers designed app that generated heat map, a rescuer-survivor-based message broadcasting app, an app to send alert to contacts during disaster and a quiz-based app that provided rescue tips during disaster. Teams presented their completed applications to all other employees each of whom voted for their picks under the criteria of Concept Adherence, Demo Completion, Innovation, Productability, and Useability. Compassites gave away a cash price of Rs. 25,000 for the winning and Rs.15,000 for the runner-up team for their applications.
“The interest in mobile apps is fast growing and number of apps in the market has also skyrocketed. Our idea through this hackathon challenge was to bring new minds to give innovative mobile functionality that stands above connectivity and communication barriers.” said Ashok Datla, Head of Engineering at Compassites.
Speaking on this occasion, Rajesh Kannan, the CEO at Compassites said, “This drive was to bring together general community of developers not just mobile app developers to create extensive applications. Hackathon conducted as ritual every year in Compassites is great environment for developers to explore new ideas and develop applications in a short period of time.” said Rajesh Kannan, CEO of Compassites.
Take a look at the pics from the event.
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Compassites Software Solutions is a technology services firm that works in the space of big data, cloud consulting, enterprise mobility & portals. Compassites was founded in the year 2005 by a bunch of highly passionate industry veterans and has evolved into a trusted technology partner for many global companies across multiple domains. We have vast experience in product development, building custom solutions and partnering with clients to design, develop and deploy technology solutions rapidly.