Nearshore software development talent showcased at HackPR

October 10, 2014

Recently three of our talented developers participated in HackPR, the biggest student-run hackathon in Puerto Rico, held at the University of Puerto Rico’s Mayagüez campus. Challenging developers to create applications for sponsors’ products within just 24 hours, HackPR serves as a big workshop in which developers from all over Puerto Rico gather in one place to share a passion for coding and develop mobile, web, native, and hardware applications.

Over the course of a day and a night, the teams design and create software apps for the chosen sponsor. If attendees choose products that were presented by the sponsors, the winning team receives mentoring from the selected company, allowing emerging developers to get their eyes on brand new technologies and expand their knowledge.

As both a sponsor and a participant, Wovenware put forth teammates Ángel, José and Ana  to create innovative apps. Together with their team, Ana and Jose developed an application to announce events with low diffusion, in other words events that are not announced in TV or other media. The software application also allows users to share feedback on the events.

As for Angel, he worked along with a team of University of Puerto Rico-Bayamon ex-alumni to create an application that allows users to ask over 68,000 doctors in Puerto Rico questions related to health, wellness, and fitness. This app also lets users share tips about health and provides a map with hospitals within an 8 kilometer ratio. Physicians respond to user questions immediately; users can share the information via email or text with friends and family.

In the end, Jose, Ana, and Angel achieved their goals along with their particular teams on creating an application – but Angel’s team distinguished itself as the winner of the “Best Fitness, Health or Wellness Hack” designation, as well as nabbing a Cloud Element API Prize along with his team. Congratulations to all our teammates, and thanks to you, Ana, Angel, and Jose, for representing all of us at Wovenware with your ingenuity and creativity in solving hackathon challenges.

 

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