Saturday, February 16, 2013

iZone-iHUB "24 Hour" Hackathon Challenge Conclusion

February 15, 2013 is a day mark by every developer, program and designer that took up the challenge to participate and be a contender to one of the biggest event sponsored by iZone-iHUB in service to the technology community of the Philippines. The "24 Hour" Hackathon Event has now come to a closure.

iZone-iHUB First Hackathon Promotion
This event show cased the talents of each individual on how they will be able to collaborate with one another in coming up with the greatest project or idea they can create within the 24 hour window given to them. As the saying goes, everyone was called but only few adhered to the calling. The event was held at 1 Agustin Building, Ortigas Business Center Pasig City, which is the main head quarters of the Tech Site of iZone-iHUB.

One of the  team collaborating with one another to create ideas
The chosen few who came in accepted the challenge brought out all there creative juice in developing a project that follow the theme iZone-iHUB provided on the day of the event. As what iZone-iHUB believes, ideas that can be marketed and commercialize globally.

Developer Connect (DevCon) was also present on site to provide guidance to all the contestant on this gruesome 24 hour challenge. Mr. Bryan Bibat (VP for Technology) provided his thoughts on how Hackathon are being done here in the Philippines. He provided the contestant Hackathon 101 specially for those who are new to the game.

Bryan Bibat providing Hackathon 101 to the contestant
We also have another prominent member of DevCon which is Alvin Chan who was also present on site to provide his expertise to the contenders present on the event. His skills when it comes to development is something you will not take lightly and with his vast array of experience he provides effective feedback to the projects the contestants were developing.

Alvin Chan shown in the background doing his stuff
Microsoft spoke person was also present on site to provide talk about Windows Phone and Windows 8 and how developers can be able to take advantage of this devices and software. They were also the one who sponsored the prizes to be given out to the winners of this Hackathon Event.

Spoke Person Chris from Microsoft demonstrating Windows Phone
Here are the list of team who were the sole survivors of this event among all those who adhere to the calling of the challenge iZone-iHUB shouted for this event:

  • Project "Stuff Cookie" Lead by Joseph Ross Lee
  • Project "Imbored" Lead by Jethro De Guzman
  • Project "Seeker" Lead by Ace Dimasuhid
  • Project "Libra" Lead by Ken Lauren Daganio
Among this projects only 3 will be selected on the second day of the event for the conclusion of the 24 Hour Hackathon Challenge. The judges for the event would be no other than the Founder of iZone-iHUB Mr. Dan Pena and Marketing Director of iZone Technologies Philippines Mr. Robert Smith.

Mr. Dan Pena awaiting the announcement of winners for the 24 hour challenge
The Grand winner went to Project "Stuff Cookie" which is being lead by Joseph Ross Lee. Second place was then awarded to Project "Imbored" and the Third place goes to Project "Seeker". 

Besides the announcements of winners there were also speakers present on the event to provide inspirational talk to the contestant. Mr. RJ David founder of was present on site for Q&A with the contenders. We also have Miss Susan Barlin, CEO of Barlin Group of Companies present and provided a great inspirational talk about investment and business.

Miss Susan Barlin providing a talk to the contestants.
This has been one of the milestones iZone-iHUB would want to share to the people and it would spark more things for the technology community to get involved with. So many opportunities iZone-iHUB provides and it is up to us if we want to take advantage of it.

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