PRESS RELEASE: CTU and AT&T are hosting the second V4 Hackathon
Prague, 13 March 2017 – Developers will create new applications in just 24 hours within the second Central European V4 Hackathon event. Teams will compete on April 7-8, 2017 in Brno.
Winners will split cash prizes valued at approximately $20,000. The first place winner will receive $10,000; the second place winner will receive $2,000; and the third place winner will receive $1,000. The Czech Domain Name Registry – CZ.NIC – will provide a $1,000 kicker prize for “Best Use of Open Source.” In addition, five contestants selected at random will each receive a scholarship for online Nanodegree courses valued at $2,000. Winning teams will also receive mentoring from Credo Ventures and Y Soft Ventures.
Competitors may develop new apps under any of the following categories:
- Smart Cities
Help cities use technology to better serve their citizens. Areas could include first responders, public health, public safety, security, traffic and transportation.
Allow physicians, medical administrators, or home providers to improve care experiences through automation of common tasks needed to provide medical or rehabilitative care.
Bring automation to efforts that enable meaningful social and environmental benefits. From connecting students or classrooms to helping preserve natural resources.
Create home automation solutions elated to security, child or senior safety, or real-time monitoring.
- Open Data
Use open data provided by the Czech Republic’s public administrations to better serve citizens, or interpret and make visualization of the various open data files.
The hackathon will take place at the Holiday Inn, Brno. Contestants can register online and view the full agenda by visiting: https://2017v4hackathon.eventbrite.com.
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