Game of Code, the Hackathon of the Grand-Duchy
This weekend, the second edition of Game of Code, the Hackathon "made in Luxembourg", organized by IT One, Docler Holding and Digital Lëtzebuerg took place at the Forum Geesseknäppchen. The event brought together 150 developers and designers in 33 teams who participated in the two challenges developed by Docler Holding and Digital Lëtzebuerg
On the picture: Top the winners of the Open Data challenge/ Bottom the winners of the Distorted Reality Challenge
"We are delighted to have, since the very beginning, believed in this project especially in its ability to bring together so many talents and IT professionals in one place. Combining the skills of everyone has allowed unprecedented creativity in just 24 hours of development," said Marton Fulop, COO of Docler Holding. "The success of Game of Code is now confirmed as an established event in the Grand Duchy. We are proud to integrate the national slogan 'Let's make it happen' into Docler's Luxembourg strategy.
“New Folder” and “Whatever”, winners of the challenges
The Distorted Reality challenge, designed by Docler Holding and focused on augmented and virtual reality, rewarded in third place the "Codimeo", a team of 13 years old children; In second place the team "Division Zero" from Docler Holding and the big winner is "New Folder" from Epitech Nancy. Each member of the winning teams received vouchers of 1000€, 500€ et 250€ for the online hotel reservations website Elvoline.com as well as VIP tickets for the ICT Spring and the gala dinner of the event.
The Open Data Challenge, created by Digital Lëtzebuerg, awarded in third place the team from Sigi; in second place “Semantic Cube” from Arhscube and the big winner is team “Whatever” from Docler Holding.
Learn how to code from an early age
"The teams of young developers, including the CoderDojo and the Code Club, gathering children of the average age of 12, have proven their talents with inventiveness and ingenuity. Training future generations in coding and IT is a key element of Luxembourg's success. A Hack4kids has also taken place and brought together more than 20 children from 7 to 12 yo for an introductory coding session", said Melanie Delannoy, Head of Public Relations at Docler Holding.
"Being able to gather as many participants for this type of competition is a real challenge. The result is simply incredible. Game of Code is, in 2017, one of the first IT highlights of the year in Luxembourg and its third edition with our main partner Docler Holding is expected to be announced shortly. I would also like to thank Digital Lëtzebuerg for their challenge as well as our sponsors and partners: SNJ, CGIE, Securitymadein.lu, Oracle, SAP and Dimension Data, " commented Kamel Amroune, Partner, Farvest, at the end of the competition.