The Digital MCQ team from Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology won the “BDApps Innovation Hackathon 2018” held from Jul 20-21. International Islamic University Chittagong was the first runner-up and the fSociety team from BRAC University secured the second runner-up position.
The 24-hour-long grueling hackathon took place at Robi corporate office. In total, 41 individuals took part in the final hackathon event in 14 teams.
The winners were given cash prizes to support their application’s promotion. BDApps will train and support the winners and all the participants to popularize and commercialize their apps. BDApps will also provide the winners a platform to present to different stakeholders with a view to help them grow as digital entrepreneurs.
The participants had to solve problems around four major areas: agriculture, health, education, and lifestyle at the hackathon.
The contestants integrated the telecom subscriber’s features, re-organized their initial scope for making the app more user-friendly, uploaded their apps at the App Store, and presented their final results in front of the jury board.
Robi’s Chief Digital Services Officer Shihab Ahmad announced the winners and distributed cash prizes among them at the closing ceremony.
Speaking at the event he said, “BDApps has earned their trust as their preferred apps platform to pursue their dreams of becoming digital entrepreneurs. BDApps will continue to work extensively to accelerate the development of local application development ecosystem to offer innovative solutions to the mobile phone subscribers”.
Robi’s Vice-President Dewan Nazmul Hasan, General Manager Mohammad Musabbir, Manager Salah Uddin, Miaki country director Tanzina Hossain were also present at the prize giving ceremony. Along with Robi Axiata Ltd. hSenid Mobile Solution (Pvt) Ltd of Sri Lanka was the technical partner and Miaki Media Ltd of Bangladesh was the event partner of this hackathon.
BDApps is one of the biggest mobile application platforms in Bangladesh. Their signature event is the Innovation Hackathon.
- Press release