BATTLEHACK: CODING FOR GOOD IN LONDON
- by UTfoVqjY
Coders and developers gathered together from April 25-26 at BattleHack London, a hackathon that encourages participants to build projects that would have a good impact on society.
On Sunday (26) the groups pitched their ideas to a juror made of names such as Jess Williamson, director of TechStars, Julia Shalet, product doctor at The Mobile Academy, and John Lunn, senior director at Braintree_Dev, a branch of PayPal.
The topics pitched went from helping victims in natural disasters to enhancing urban mobility.
Women in Tech London was represented by team “I am Home Safe” and got a sponsor prize.
Yay! Our team won a special award at #BattleHack! Thanks @Estimote! ) Our app is called “I’m Home Safe” #hackathon
— Gen Ashley (@coderinheels) April 26, 2015
The winner was @Risk, for their project focused on elderly people. They developed an app that tracks the routine of elders and make automatic calls to the elder’s emergency contacts.
The team will compete in the finals in November at Silicon Valley, for a chance to win a US$ 100,000 prize.
Check our Storify for a summary of the best ideas presented at the weekend.
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