This was accompanied by serious doubts on the part of the clients and the cancellation of the assignments, but a team of Hungarian experts tried to find a solution to the situation – they seem to have succeeded, not only at home, but also on the international stage.
Hungarian MPhackS and German Bosch Sensortec have organized an exciting brainstorming session for young tech talent studying in Europe. The IoT (Internet of Things) Innovation Competition, which ended in November, targets four themes: air pollution, smart home applications, fitness and wellness devices, and consumer electronic devices.
The special feature of the competition, which lasted more than six months, was that digital solutions played a major role in the process and were organized so that any stage could be virtualized: most of the mentoring and meetings were held online, but the teams had to create their devices for which they received a separate Arduino package along with each important sensor. The competition ended with an offline event – at one of the region’s most prestigious conferences, the MikroSystemTechnik Congress in Germany – where the top 10 teams staged in front of thousands of people to showcase their projects.
“It’s been a very exciting 6 months and I’m glad we’ve stepped out of the world of typical hackathons. In the last 2 years, we have found that our clients’ talent scouts, alternative recruitment and Employer Branding goals come to us with much more specific needs, which the classic 36-72 hour hackathon concept can no longer satisfy. ”
– says Gerdy Fazekas, head of the MPHacks division.
“Nearly 400 people entered the 64 teams, so we even had to organize two extra pre-screenings so that the most talented candidates could really be represented at the competition.”
“Many people have told us that it is impossible to hold a race of this volume during a pandemic, yet we have succeeded. With this hybrid competition variation, we can provide security for both our partners and attendees, as any point in the event can be virtualized with a single click. We do not know what the future holds, but we stand before it boldly and preparedly. Seeing the current situation, we are definitely planning offline events for 2022, with a limited number of people for the time being, and the strategies will always include immediate digital solutions to ensure customer and participant satisfaction and security. ”
Said Dávid Pelle, co-founder of MP Solutions.
Source: technokrata by www.technokrata.hu.
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