100 Participants Join Unpad Hackathon Weekend

[unpad.ac.id, 22/3/2019] Universitas Padjadjaran with TheNextDev Telkomsel held a Hackathon competition themed “Respectacular! Unpad Hackathon Weekend” on Friday (22/3) and Saturday (23/2). Around 100 participants joined the competition.

The opening of “Respectacular! Unpad Hackathon Weekend” held by Universitas Padjadjaran with The NextDev Telkomsel in Bale Santika Unpad, Jatinangor, Friday (22/3). (Photo: Arief Maulana)

Head of Tracer Study and Career Development Center (TSCDC) Unpad Dr. Romasia Mita Amalia, M.Hum., said, this event is a hack marathon competition intended to find a digital development solution focused on strengthening Unpad’s Career Development Center (CDC).

Through this competition, participants are encouraged to solve a problem and give their solution and innovation to the development of CDC Unpad’s mobile application. This solution is expected to develop the application to be more comprehensive and capable of including all Unpad alumni at a global scale.

“Unpad has alumni spread all over Indonesia and abroad,” she added.

Held for two days, the participants were faced against several stages of the competition. On the first day, participants were divided into ten groups. The grouping was done so that a synergic collaboration in developing a digital product from zero to prototype or minimum viable product (MVP) could happen.

On the second day, participants were asked to present the prototype in front of the judges. The winner of Unpad Hackathon Weekend is determined based on a number of criteria; innovation and concept, creativity and application design, value added or benefit for users, use of technology, its impact to the academic society, and the implementation potential of the application in 1-2 years.

The Unpad Hackathon weekend was opened by Unpad’s Vice Rector of Governance, Planning, and Information System Dr. Sigid Suseno, M.Hum., Unpad’s Director of Governance and Public Communication Aulia Iskandarsyah, PhD, and Telkomsel’s West Java Sales General Manager Agustiyono in Bale Santika Unpad, Jatinangor, Friday (22/3).

Report by Arief Maulana
Translated by Dinda Ayu Maharani

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