Team IT marathon starts in Penza
Penza, 28 October 2017. PenzaNews. The fourth IT marathon HackDay started at the premises of the rollerdrome in the Olimpiysky park in Penza on Friday, October 27.
Over 180 people are taking part in the event. The teams consist of developers from Penza and Saratov. During 48 hours, they will be developing 34 ideas.
Turning to the participants during the HackDay opening ceremony, the deputy chairman of the Penza region government Valery Bespalov wished that the developers should pay special attention to quality of the projects because this was what distinguished products of regional industry.
In turn, Maxim Semenkin, chairman of Secon software developers association of the Penza region, invited the teams that formed at the HackDay marathon to become residents of the IT park that was being created in the region with the ideas they will be developing within 48 hours.
The ideas that will be developed during the IT marathon include a training fire safety simulator, a neuroanalyzer of brain fatigue, aggregator of social networks, a game for bitcoins earning, a portable weather station, populariser of open data for government bodies, a wind energy system, a smart cage for lab animals, a hypometer as well as a web platform for online hackathons.
Winners will be identified in four categories – Technologies, Hardware, Hack, Start-up, and Best Game or Entertainment Project.
HackDay results will be summed up on Sunday, October 29.
The organizers of the event are Secon software developers association and the LLC Cluster Development Centre, the partners of the event – Information Technology Development Foundation.
In 2016, over 140 people took part in the marathon HackDay. Teams were gathered to implement 30 projects stated at the opening. 27 of them reached the final.
Among the projects presented to the public at the final demo test, the following projects became the winners: "Office Shooters", a communication system for airsoft players, 3D printing devices as well as a system for non-contact measurement of body parameters.