Sofia Development Association provided two prizes of BGN 500 each to two of the finalist teams in this year's Hack TUES edition. Six years ago, Sofia Municipality became the first municipality in Bulgaria to start organizing hackathons through SDA, looking for innovative solutions to various urban challenges. Also, six years ago, the first hackathon of its kind was held, organized by students for students - Hack TUES, organized by the Technological School "Electronic Systems" (TUES) part of Technical University of Sofia. It is no coincidence that this is not the first time SDA has been among the partners of the event.
This year, more than 125 students took part in the “Smart City” hackathon. There were 29 registered teams, eight of which qualified for the final round. SDA awarded the “Segmentation fault” and “Light Life” teams for their great ideas and hard work. Checks worth BGN 500 each were presented by the Deputy Mayor of Finance and Healthcare in Sofia Municipality - Dr. Doncho Barbalov.
The teams presented projects in the field of "Smart Energy"; "Smart Transport", "Smart Communications", "Smart Home", "Smart City Game" and "Dealing with Coronavirus". Students from all grades worked together online for a week and developed software and hardware projects to modernize the city. The projects are applications and platforms for services, information sites, as well as smart technologies and devices that improve urban life and contribute to efficient energy consumption, modernization of transport and communication, "smart" household management and the creation of entertainment games. In addition, participants presented projects on COVID-19, which present modern technological solutions to address the challenges of a pandemic.
SDA wishes success in the implementation of the projects to all participants!