Accenture in the Philippines recently held its first Technology Talks Hackathon in line with its commitment to enhance the programming skills of Filipino information technology professionals. The two-day event challenged participants to develop a people tracking application that can spell the difference between rescue and recovery operations during an emergency.
Seen in the photo from left are: Accenture Technology Leaders - Software Engineering Senior Manager Danny Honrado, Global Delivery Network (GDN) for Technology in the Philippines Avanade Delivery Managing Director Stephan Alba, GDN for Technology in the Philippines Digital Lead, Managing Director JP Palpallatoc, Tech Talks Hackathon champions Maria Imelda Pizarra & Argie Badua, Software Engineering Senior Manager Warren Yu and Technology Architecture Senior Manager Dennis Lingga. The winning team brought home P150,000.00 after developing an app called e-Ligtas, a mobile or wearable technology application that allows a user, in need of immediate help, to send an automatic SMS with GPS that coordinates his/her current location, as well as an automated call with just a tap or shake of one’s device. Team Sweldong Pinoy made up of Jomar Tigcal and Celine Barrozo, and Team CAFfre Fort, consisting of Samuel Jacob Francisco, Gian Darren Azriel Aquino, and Harold Calayan, bagged the second and third place awards, respectively. Aside from organizing the Hackathon, Accenture also shared insights on how programmers can pursue Liquid, Intelligent, and Connected applications strategies fit for the future.