Landgate has released a video capturing the spirit of HackED 2015.
Read the video transcript - Landgate HackED event .
The event on 20 August brought 120 students together at the Midland Town Hall where they participated in WA’s first junior app development hackathon.
The students from schools across Perth formed 24 teams which developed map-based apps to help solve a diverse range of problems.
The HackED 2015 prize for Innovation went to ‘JASE Squad’ from John Calvin Christian College in Armadale for developing an app based on creating a ‘pop-up’ mining town that is sustainable and family friendly.
The prize for best pitch went to ‘Common Threads’ from Mirrabooka Senior High for developing an app concept that would help unite cultures from across the world by celebrating the ‘common threads’ between them, such as annual celebrations.
Morley Senior High School’s ‘Team Real’ won best hack for its app dealing with traffic congestion.
The prize for location went to ‘Sacred Heart Team 2’ from Sacred Heart College in Sorrento for its app to help the community understand harmful impacts by humans on the environment.
Landgate’s Director of WALIS Damian Shepherd said the video captured the excitement generated at the event and enthusiasm of students, teachers and mentors on the day.
“We’ve received a lot of positive feedback from students, teachers and our sponsors about HackED 2015 that clearly shows the event helps people understand the power of location and information technology,” Mr Shepherd said.
“Preparation is underway for HackED 2016 and Landgate and its partners look forward to sharing more information about the next event very soon.”
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