23 August 2016, Thailand
Having an idea is a good thing. Realizing that idea into something valuable so society can benefit is even better. As a leading regional postgraduate institution, AIT is never short of ideas from students, researchers, and faculty.
For this reason, the first of a series of Mini-Hackathons was organized on 23 August 2016 at AIT Conference Center by AIT Solutions as a platform for both AIT and non-AIT students and professionals to brainstorm on different ideas that can be converted into a Mobile or Software App.
Fourteen ideas ranging from global disaster alert system to personal trekking guide were presented from 11 teams and 4 individual participants.
Out of these 14 ideas, three concepts emerged as the most viable industry solution. First Prize was awarded to AIT Team: Fawad Ahmed Najam, Hassan Fazliani, Adnan Nawaz for the “Con MiD” (Concrete Mix Designer) idea. Second Prize went to “Visual Vibometer” by another AIT Team: Fawad Ahmed Najam, Hassan Fazliani, Faisal Rasool. The third prize winner was the Team Mahidol: Dilok Puanhvuan, Piyawat Kengthada, Saowalak Manakitpaiboon, Warangkhana Phanwanich with Mobile Application for Wheel Chair Structure design. The cash prizes were 10,000, 7,000, and 5,000 baht respectively.
Invited guest speakers Bjorn Harvold, Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder of Traveliko and Zack Siri, CEO / Founder of Codemy shared their experiences on building their own startups and talked about the importance of having the knowledge in coding in this day and age.
Hackathon is an initiative of the Innovation Center at AIT Solutions, a hub for students, researchers, innovators, entrepreneurs to share their promising ideas, collaborate, and develop sustainable and scalable solutions for the benefit of the industry and society. The schedule for the next mini-hackathon will be announced soon.
Interview videos of Bjorn and Zack can be viewed at this link
Click here for summary of ideas