The first programming contest-festival Yerevan Hackathon[YAN] 2011 to take place on December 17-18 in Yerevan

The first programming contest-festival Yerevan Hackathon[YAN] 2011 to take place on December 17-18 in Yerevan

YEREVAN, October 26. /ARKA/. The first contest-festival of innovative ideas, projects and programming Yerevan Hackathon[YAN] 2011 will take place on December 17-18 in Yerevan, innovation center of Microsoft in Armenia informed ARKA News Agency.

The term Hackathon means an event, during which the programmers intensively work on the development of certain tasks in a short period of time. The main goal of the event is a joint development of computer games and applications.

“The first Hackathon in Armenia will be dedicated to the problems of Yerevan and is aimed at the promotion of participation of the citizens in their solution”, states the press-release.

By the results of the contest it is planned to develop several ready software projects in different spheres, particularly improvement of transport system, improved parking areas, timetable of transport routes, announcement of bus stops, promotion of tourism, improvement of garbage removal, installation of road signs, development of united information platform for the municipality, automation of city lighting, etc.

For participation in the competition it is necessary to represent innovative ideas, fill in the application form for participation by October 30, and the organizers will help to select the programmers and compose teams for its implementation. For the conduction of the contest, the participants can hold meetings with different specialists of the sphere, who will introduce the directions and possible spheres for the development of innovative solutions.

The contest will last 24 hours, during which the teams will represent their programs, applications, mobile solutions and sites publicly.
Organizers of the competition are Innovation Center Microsoft in Armenia by the support of Yerevan Municipality. -0-

21:02 26.10.2011





 

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