25 Mar 2013Fortech Hackathon

The first edition of Fortech Hackathon took place on the 16th and 17th of March. For two consecutive days during the weekend, the Hackathon participants worked together at Fortech headquarters to implement their software ideas.

After an initial brainstorming and a pitch, four teams were formed, each team working at its application idea:

  • Brain Cloud, the winning project, is meant to enable the mapping of competences and the sharing of knowledge inside Fortech;
  • The Open Gate application is a mobile application dedicated to opening the company’s garage doors, substituting the remote control with a mobile phone;
  • My World Web is a plugin for the Chrome browser, meant to help users capture information from the web, thus making collaborative research and documentation a much easier process;
  • Chat 47 is an application dedicated to sharing information inside the company in real time.

At the end of these two days, the participants presented their applications and each team was rewarded for their ideas and implementation work.