1st Prize at the Accenture Digital Connected Hackathon 2016 Madrid awarded to IMDEA Networks researchers
23 December 2016
Héctor Cordobés de la Calle and Luis Felipe Chiroque, two members of the IMDEA Networks research team, have received the 1st Prize at the first edition of the Accenture Digital Connected Hackathon 2016.
The Hackathon, which took place in Madrid on November 26th and 27th for twenty-four straight hours of collaborative computer programming, was organized by Accenture Digital, Google Cloud, Adobe and Expo 2020 Dubai UAE. It was a challenge of international scope that brought together talents from eight countries (Italy, Czech Republic, Spain, Arab Emirates, Germany, United Kingdom, Netherlands and Istanbul) to share ideas and experiment with the latest technologies and innovations.
The competition was designed and conceived for creative designers, developers, marketers and other professionals skilled in developing applications designed to transform ideas into concrete results. There were three prizes awarded to the teams most capable of prototyping ideas, products and services able to create social and economic value by hacking everyday objects. The awards recognized each winning team’s talent, capacity for innovation and c reativity.
A Research Engineer, Héctor Cordobés is a member of the Pervasive Wireless Networks Group at IMDEA Networks, which is led by Dr. Domenico Giustiniano. This group aims to develop truly pervasive and seamless communication using innovative wireless systems. Luis Felipe Chiroque, on the other hand, is a PhD Student working within the Global Computing Group led by Dr. Antonio Fernández Anta. This group explores distributed computing systems and social networks in the widest sense.