Belatrix Software Brings Hundreds Of Software Experts Together In Annual Hackathon

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Belatrix’s Hackathon Saw Excitement, Adrenalin, And Innovative Ideas To Help Social Causes

Teams working at the 2017 Belatrix's hackathon

Teams working at the 2017 Belatrix's hackathon

It’s impressive seeing the depth of talent and innovative ideas on display among some of the best software engineers in Latin America.

Belatrix Software, a leading software development company, brought together more than 250 software experts and enthusiasts in a day-long hackathon marathon. The event was held with the largest bank in Perú, BCP, and challenged Peruvian programmers to create a product prototype in just 8 hours. The event, called “Hackatrix”, has become an annual event in Perú due to its success, and continues to grow in size and impact.

The hackathon challenged the software community to develop new ideas that would help society, based on emerging technology from artificial intelligence to the internet of things (IoT). The overall winner was a team called “Smart Cacao” which created an app to help bring automation to small cacao farmers, using the IoT connected to a cloud service. Teams were assessed across different categories from innovativeness, potential social impact of the project, their adherence to Agile values, and level of progress/ sophistication of the project.

Today’s product organizations need people with the experience of developing product prototypes quickly and at low cost, which can then be iteratively improved. Meanwhile teams need to have experience of adapting rapidly to obstacles and finding solutions.

Fernando Gonzalez, Belatrix’s Vice President of Marketing, and moderator of the event, commented that the event “was a tremendous success. It’s impressive seeing the depth of talent and innovative ideas on display among some of the best software engineers in Latin America”.

About Belatrix Software:
Belatrix Software helps clients achieve the full impact of their R&D capabilities developing high quality, innovative software, QA, testing and mobile solutions that enables clients to generate best-in-class software products, decrease time to market, and gain competitive edge.
Belatrix's clients include both established Fortune level and emerging, venture backed firms. Some of the firm's clients are Disney, Adobe, SiriusXM, mFoundry, and Chatham Financial. Belatrix is a South American company with offices in Naples, New York, San Francisco, Mendoza, Buenos Aires, Bogotá and Lima. For more information, visit http://www.belatrixsf.com.

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