Telecommunications Hackathon 2016
On October 1, 2016 Microsoft Innovation Center Armenia together with Beeline Armenia organized the first telecommunications-related Hackathon in Armenia, which attracted a lot of interest and created healthy buzz among developers and non-developers. Prior to Hackathon, Andrey Pyatakhin, General Director of Beeline Armenia and Hayk Karapetyan, the commercial director had a meeting with the potential participants and discussed problems, existing the field of telecommunications.
More than 30 teams have submitted their applications, and the initial screening has identified the eligible 17 teams, which participated in 12-hour Hackathon and developed the prototypes of innovative solutions to various problems of telecommunications. The jury panel consisting of high professionals of IT community evaluated the results of their hard work based on several criteria: work done within the past 12 hours, innovation and feasibility. The winner of the first award USD 1,000 was ArmCover team, which has developed a software for coding and uncoding telephone conversation. Their solution can be used by the army and state entities.
The second winner TopSoft was awarded with USD 500 for the development of Facebook Bot which will improve the work of customer service. Microsoft Armenia awarded third place winners Ask@run team with devices.
Microsoft Innovation Center Armenia is ready to provide assistance to the teams with further development of their products through the Startup Acceleration Program.