HackUPC 2018 awards for FIB students

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Two teams of FIB students and other two from the inLab FIB win five of the hackathon prizes.



The 5th edition of the HackUPC, held from October 19 to 21, featured seventeen challenges proposed by the different sponsors of the event. This hackathon has welcomed around 700 hackers who have worked as a team for 36 hours to present their hardware, web, and mobile projects, among others.

The team of the student of Informatics Engineering from the FIB, Carlos Bergillos Varela, has won the Itequia Challenge award for his  RTBoard, project, a multi-platform web that allows the user to connect to a lobby, and draw and send emojis in a given canvas.

For their part, two inLab FIB teams won three more awards at HackUPC 2018. The team consisted of Juan Salmerón, Marc Vila, Ester Lorente and Sandra Martín, has won the first two awards corresponding to the sponsors AWSEducate and Bloomberg, thanks to the development of a web application,  Neighborgood, that compares neighborhoods in Barcelona taking into account environmental, economic, total population or security factors. The second winning team was the one made up of the inLabers Gisela Ruzafa, Jaume Ballester and Carles Rojas, with the third prize from the IThinkUPC Challenge. Their project, barFIB, consists of a mobile application that helps to minimize time and queues when ordering at the FIB bar.

Finally, Aitor Mato and Carles Ureta, both students of Informatics Engineering, and Augusto Josep Boza, with a degree in Informatics Engineering, have won the InfoJobs award for their  jobify, project, a Telegram bot for InfoJobs API.


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