Startup Factory and University of Ruse organise a hackathon Ruse Hack 2.0
The three-day event will gather people interested in software development, online entrepreneurship, information technology and innovative products. The initiative aims to bring together programmers, designers and entrepreneurs to formulate a concept for software product and to start working on its development.
The topic of Ruse Hack v 2.0 is “An application working with external data”
The goal is development of a prototype of the application (mobile or web) which connects to an external source of data (via RSS, API, scraping, or a web service), extracts data, does some processing and displays the result.
There are no limitations in the technologies, libraries, platforms and programming languages that will be used.
The teams should develop a prototype of the product with at least one working functionality or a clear concept for the use with a partially written source code. On the last day of the hackathon the participants will make a demonstration of their applications to the jury.
The second edition of Ruse Hack will pay special attention to students from secondary schools and they will participate in a separate cohort competing with each other.
The group of the students will be called Ruse Hack Juniors and is intended for participants aged between 10 and 19 years. The aim of the organisers is to promote information technology in schools and to give additional impetus to adolescents to develop their skills in this area.
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Startup Factory is an NGO (Non Government, Non Profit Organisation) that develops the entrepreneurial ecosystem and the IT community in Eastern Europe and Bulgaria. The mission of the organisation is supporting early stage startups, building key skills in demand by the market and cultivating the favourable infrastructure and environment for turning ideas into real products with potential for commercialisation.