The third YB Hackathon
The YB Hackathon
Hidden under the masks were some familiar faces, as many of the hackers were taking part in the YB Hackathon for the third time. The event, which was organized jointly with YB, has established itself throughout Switzerland and once again attracted some international participants. A total of eleven teams came together to work on one of the eight challenges in 24 hours. There was an exciting task for every participant: BEKB was looking for a smart bank assistant, Energie Wasser Bern was looking for a solution to automate its customer service, and the cantonal tax administration was striving to optimize its communications presence. But also challenges with a direct YB reference were again up for selection: IMS AG was expecting an application that optimizes walking routes and waiting times in the stadium, ELCA Informatik a multiplayer game for the half-time break and DV Bern an application that helps fans organize their visits to away games.
To meet these challenges, participants were able to draw on the development platforms of technology partners. Microsoft, DV Bern and Amanox Solutions made their tools available at the event and offered webinars on the topics of Azure Platform, UX Design and Amazon Web Services in advance.
After the six-minute presentations of the results on the second day, the winner was clear: the jury chose the «Work Food Balance» team as the winner. The team of five worked on the challenge set by YB and created a cool YB Arcade Game for mobile devices. Second place went to the team «Halbes Hähnchen», which was participating for the third time. They developed an automated solution for ewb's customer service. The team «La viande hackée» won the third place. They dealt with the challenge of IMS AG and developed an application to optimize the walking routes of guests when visiting the stadium.
The lively participation, the prototypes created and the relevance to buses show once again that the combination of sports and IT form a strong platform and the third edition of the YB Hackathon can be considered a complete success, even despite the current situation.