The annual developer hackathon WebGeek DevCup held at Meralco Multi-Purpose Hall has gathered more than 200 developers in 60+ teams.
On its fifth run, teams were tasked to come up with an app using any platform and technology stack in 2 days. Each year has its own theme, which is open for interpretation by the participants, and for this year it revolves around “Automate”.
Team JC Santos bagged the coveted title with Sentiment 2.0, described as a “next generation sentiment analysis” app.
On second place was Team Animusbub for flow, which provides realtime automation for Internet of Things and web services through flow chat. QuizMaker by Team Wings Gaming, an app that summarizes and creates a quiz from articles, is on third place.
Other finalists include Team #represent for Trekkr (booking app for hikes), Team Cloud Sherpas for Uwian Na Mga Tita (promotes work-life balance by automatically booking you an Uber ride home at end of shift) and Team r2bt for 911+ companion app (speeds up a call for help by automatically providing the most frequently asked questions by the service provider to the caller).
2016 DevCup panel of judges include Novare Technologies CTO William Yu, Magpie.IM founder Dominick Danao, Senior RoR Developer Maricris Nonato, MashupGarage / Blank CTO Mark Steve Samson and Symph CTO Albert Padin.
Each entry was judged based on the following criteria: code (50% – code quality, technical difficulty, API/frameworks/stack used), product (30% – design, UX, descriptive elements, cohesive workflow) and idea (20% – relates to theme, ingenuity, impressiveness).
Congratulations to the WebGeek DevCup team for another successful event and to all the participants!
The 5th WebGeek DevCup was made possible by Meralco, Smart DevNet, Accenture, Google Developers, chikka API and the following partners: PLDT, Ideaspace, Voyager, PayMaya, GitHub, Amazon Web Services, DevCon, and Racket Room Collective. KabayanTech is one of the media partners.
For more information about the recently-concluded and previous editions of DevCup, visit their website devcup.net or their Facebook page www.facebook.com/devcup.
Last modified: August 23, 2016