Telefonica promotes an event of good hackers


Madrid, Valencia, Seville, Murcia, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Valladolid, Vigo, Salamanca, Cáceres and Ciudad-Real will host this seventh edition 2019.

Despite the negative view that hackers have in society, the truth is that their abilities focused in the right way can be extremely useful for the business sector. Telefónica is promoting another year the HackForGood university event that will take place in several Spanish campuses next weekend.

HackForGood has the support of the Hazloposible Foundation, Fundación Telefónica, MashmeTV and the University, in addition to the special collaboration of EFIC and OpenWebinars.

The interuniversity meeting will be held on 21, 22 and 23 March in 10 Spanish cities simultaneously for 48 hours, specifically in the following venues: ETSI Telecomunicación of the Polytechnic University of Madrid; Higher Technical School of Telecommunications Engineers of the Universitat Politècnica de València; ETS Computer Engineering University of Seville; Technological Institute of Murcia of the San Antonio Catholic University of Murcia; Espacio Polivalente - Campus Obelisco of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria; UVainnova Building of the University of Valladolid; Cidade University Theater of the University of Vigo; Faculty of Computing of the Pontifical University of Salamanca; Polytechnic School of Cáceres of the University of Extremadura and the Superior School of Informatics of the Campus in Ciudad Real of the University of Castilla La Mancha.

HackForGood is structured around challenges or social innovation projects called "challenges" that can be proposed by any person or entity through the web and that the organization will assign a team of hackers to work in the initiative during the hackathon.

During HackForGood 2019 the formation of multidisciplinary teams that include all types of profiles will be valued: designers, computer scientists, engineers, technicians, sociologists, social entrepreneurs, etc., as well as the creativity and innovation of the proposed solutions, the degree of finishing achieved during the hackathon and the social impact of them. With all this, participants can access three categories of awards: local, national and Big Day.

Last year, the national winners were Frigde Light, a project focused on facilitating the experience of buying and consuming food for the blind to improve their autonomy; ParticleAI, a centralized system based on Artificial Intelligence capable of analyzing, monitoring and predicting the state of particles in suspension, pollen and contamination from large amounts of historical data with the aim of improving the quality of life of people; Read2Hear, an application for people with hearing impairments that allows you to collect your voice and translate it in text mode through a device that can be integrated into glasses and, finally, Small Portable Defibrillator, a very small defibrillator that connects directly with the person's mobile who will use it, notifying the toilets with the location of the device, as well as the diagnosis of the affected and advice for the person who is assisting the patient.

Date update on 2019-03-19. Date published on 2019-03-19. Category: hackers Author: Oscar olg Fuente: dirigentesdigital.