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HackDay IT team marathon finishes in Penza

13:56 | 28.09.2015 | Society

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Penza, 28 September 2015. PenzaNews. HackDay, a two-day IT team marathon co-organized by the Penza software developers association “Secon,” the Center of Cluster Development and the St. Petersburg Mikhail Kechinov studio, has finished in Penza.

HackDay IT team marathon finishes in Penza

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The hackathon capped off with a demofest in “Yablochkov” technopark, during which the teams presented their project prototypes created over the two days.

The award ceremony followed shortly after.

The best project in “Startup” nomination was WodaBata, a mobile and web app that helps people following a healthy lifestyle to organize effective training sessions and adapt their process to their body and character, aims and objectives. The project was praised for having the biggest potential in terms of monetizing and expansion.

The winner of the “Technologies” category was Firefly Live team, comprised of two software developers, one graphic designer and one sound designer. The jury praised their program that aims to help people at concerts to enhance the experience using color lights and computer vision technologies.

In the “Hack” category, the jury highlighted the team of University Innopolis that created the Optimus Video project – a series of apps and a cloud platform designed for journalists to prevent loss of important recordings. With their apps, the information recorded using a smartphone is uploaded to the server during the recording, and will remain there even if the device is lost.

Autodesk, the super-sponsor of the event, highlighted two more projects – “What Penza Wants?” – an online map of city improvement ideas by the citizens; and D – an online service for joint creation and editing of 3D models.

The Penza HackDay brought together over 100 software developers, managers, designers, marketing analyst, IT businessmen, engineers and students from Penza, Saransk, Innopolis, Ulyanovsk and Volgograd. In total, the teams presented 21 projects after 48 hours.

Throughout the hackathon, the members were able to consult esteemed experts in software development and IT business.

HackDay is one of the largest Russian hackathons, first organized in 2009.

Penza is holding its HackDay for the second time. The previous IT marathon resulted in 13 projects, with one of them – iRemote – going commercial.

The next HackDay will be held in mid-October in St. Petersburg.

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