Urbantech Group Supported Young Developers at Digital Octagon in Dagestan

Urbantech Group acted as a partner and the jury of the Digital Octagon hackathon, delivered by Dagestan’s Digital Development Ministry on 19-20 November. For 30 hours, young talented IT professionals, secondary and higher school students worked on a technological solution and a prototype aimed at solving issues or problems with a view to provide a comfortable environment for the people of Dagestan.

39 teams presented their proposed solutions for one of 7 cases: convenient emergency aid; digital urban environment; interactive telecommunication map; culture, tourism; digital transport environment; app store.

The teams that won the 1st, 2nd and 3rd award in each nomination, received cash certificates for 70, 50 and 30 thousand rubles as well as presents from Urbantech and other hackathon partners.

“It is nice to see so many young talents aspiring to show their worth in today’s contest. The hackathon is a unique opportunity to demonstrate their potential, their ability to compose their thoughts and start creating. It is very interesting to watch this creative process; I am impressed by the level of granularity and the depth of diving into the task. I am sure that the teams will be able to surprise us with their results,” commented Igor Kanatchenko, a partner representative, Director of Integration Projects Department at the Urbantech Group of Companies.