SIE Young Innovator’s Challenge – Mini 12 hour Hackathon took place on Saturday 14th March at Elevator, The Hub, at Aberdeen Energy Park. The space offers the fastest broadband facility in the region, a diverse range of vibrant meeting facilities, a unique amphitheatre, an iPad library for market research and entrepreneurial learning, a collection of business books, along with white board and video conferencing cutting edge technology to connect to other entrepreneurial bases across the globe.
Simon Fraser, Project Manager of the Elevator and his staff welcomed the students to the facility, with three teams being formed to work on projects within the 12 hour period. Throughout the day, there was also time to explore the facilities and play with some of the technology available inside the hub.
At the end of the day each team was ranked on their project and prizes awarded to each team member. First and second place received power banks, with the third place team receiving Amazon vouchers. Brief information on the projects below:
First place : Created a web application that takes the information of users and which is then saved. The user then has the opportunity to register food items which they do not need anymore so that other users can also exchange items or just swap with others. This aims to reduce food waste whilst saving people money and time.
Second Place : Also created a web application on Health Diagnostics System that has a series of questions that when a user answers can give a diagnostic on if cancer, stroke and heart disease might be present. The aim of this is to reduce time spent travelling to and from hospitals.
Third Place : Didn’t have a completed program or application but their idea was based on African aid.
The Hackathon event was organized and run by MSc Information Engineering student Chibuzor Anyameluhor who is also an intern at the Scottish Institute for Enterprise (http://www.sie.ac.uk).
CDSM would like to say a huge thank you to all those that helped and supported the event, all in all, it was a good experience for those involved. Pictures of the facility can be seen below: