ARG Theater, College of Saint Benile , Taft Avenue , Manila- Philippines
This is the first official Guinness Book of World Record attempt for the longest hack-a-thon, lasted for 58 hours until past 10:30PM , longer than its target of 56 hours. The event opened from June 6 until June 8, 2014 . From an initial of 41 teams ( June 6) , composed of different group of students, IT practitioners and professionals from different parts of the country . By the time the team presented their project proposals, there were just about 30 plus team.
TEAM Instigators are behind “Tanaw“, the web application where you can check-in at an environmental landmark like-Foursquare and tell others about it and how to protect the place from possible environmental destruction. Every-time someone uploaded their photos of the site, People can also get some sort of reward points which they can redeem in some partner companies . The winning team got two Apple Macbook Pro computers. The team was composed of Mr. Louis Michael Concepcion, Mr. Dominic Tuazon and Mr. Micheal Reynoso Gutierrez .
L-R Mr. Micheal Reynoso Gutierrez , Mr. Dominic Tuazon and Mr. Louis Michael Concepcion
Team Instigators took home the grand prize after presenting the best environment-related app at the conclusion of Hack the Climate 2014.
Another interesting team is Greenenergy , Their project is called : Danger Zone – The team is composed of Mr. Nicollo Chua, Mr. Ian Tajeda, Hideaki Calayan, Kilpatrick ” Kiru” Corral , Angelon Bute , Carl Domenique M. Gabuelo and Ms. Patricia Arante
The team developed an application software called ” Earth Savers” Ms. Patricia Alonzo , Ms. Charlene Ho, Mr. Juan Miguel Maningo and Ms. Rizzi Sanidad
Team Kiryu was led by Ms. Agnes Alcira , Mr. James Layug , Mr. Louie Magbanua and Mr. Joel Rykiel Ng
They invented an application device which can detect soil moisture thus this can help crops and ornamental plants on watering their produce during the summer months.
participants with a huge white stuffed bear
Team Super User placed second and won US$800. Rounding the top five finalists were Climate Savers, Sprout, and Animus.
Team Mirada proudly shows-off their application software
Mr. Kyle Abughanem (front). The guy in the middle is Mr. Rendrick Estrella and the one at the back is Mr. Reniel Guiao
The five groups won for themselves US $100,000 worth of Microsoft products each.
Ms. Dems Angeles and Mr. Jonathan Nava
Fellow bloggers Ms. Dems Angeles and Jonathan Nava won courtesy of Huawei Ascend G6 . The company also gave away ball pens. Website : http://www.huawei.com/ph/
Sprout was also hailed as the winner of the People’s Choice Award after impressing 90 people in attendance for its project. Team Vito Crews placed second with 75 in the People’s Choice race.
Four-Leaf Clover, Public Energy Number 1, and Team Be Aware got the nods for the NGO’s Choice Award. Each team got an Apple iPod Touch.
Four-Leaf Clover made its hack-a-thon project available for Windows phones, and with that, Microsoft handed the team with Windows phones along with Idea 92.
BizPark Microsoft Winners :
Windows Phone Winners :
Animus, for its one-of-a-kind game made for XBox 360 with Kinect, was also rewarded with a Windows phone.
After the winners were announced, a special photo session with all of the participants, bloggers and organizers at the venue.
Congratulations to the organizers and until the next event!
Note: All photos are from the author