An app that helps donors identify charitable organizations badly in need of aid won the first price in a recent hackathon in Mendoza, Argentina. The event, sponsored by the country’s software development firm Belatrix, provided a stage for local technology enthusiasts to put their talent on display and transform their ideas into a fully functional and workable application.
Many innovative technology products developed by local people were demonstrated at the “Hackatrix” event, including a mobile app that helps locate missing people and a web app that searches for job vacancies in real time. A panel of judges evaluated different aspects of the software and selected the winners.
Inspired by the success of the event, Belatrix said it will organize a similar hackathon at its campus in the Peruvian capital of Lima.
“Collaboration at these events is not only fun and challenging, but the ideas benefit our communities,” stated Fernando Gonzalez, Belatrix Software.
“We had never heard the word ‘hackathon’ before, so Hackatrix was a totally new and exciting experience. Working on a team was great and, as we had a timeline to finish, we had to split tasks and help each other deliver the product,” said participant Micaela Montenegro.