Winners of Hackathon Vietnam 2014 revealed

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After 23 hours of intensive competition, the winners of Hackathon Vietnam 2014 contest have been revealed. In Hanoi the winning team is TT with Voicepedia Project while the best representative from Ho Chi Minh City is Tapay with the project about online payment through NFC technology.

Winners of Hackathon Vietnam 2014 revealed

Hackathon Vietnam 2014 is a contest for young Vietnamese engineers and scientists organized by Formation 8 in collaboration with FIRST Project, 5DESIRE, Vietnam National University - Ho Chi Minh City (VNU-HCM) and Vietnam Institute for Advanced Study in Mathematics (VIASM). This year's event took place in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

The objective of the competition is to discover talents in the information technology sector and provide them with opportunities to meet and reach out to global corporations and investors, especially those in the Silicon Valley. With those intentions in mind, the organizers wish to facilitate the technology sector in Vietnam as well as attract the attention of investment funds and the media to this area.

After thorough consideration, the judges panel of the contest (comprised of scientific engineers from Silicon Valley) selected 6 teams (3 from each city) with the best ideas and products. Contestants of the 3 teams then voted for the ranking of the teams.

In Hanoi, as a result of a unique idea and their excellent and confident presentation, members of TT Team with Voicepedia Project (using voice to search information on Wikipedia) won the first prize over the remaining two teams. Ê A Team with GeniusKids educational project came in second and the third prize winner is Imaginator Team with Coursevenient Project on providing online lectures.

Mr. Tran Viet Thanh, Deputy Minister of Science and Technology awarding TT team with the 1st prize in Hanoi

In Ho Chi Minh City, Tapay Team came up with an online payment project using NFC technology that would make the process easier and faster and was eventually awarded with the first prize of Hackathon Vietnam 2014. The other two teams are Monitor Team with the Project named Sophisticated Algorithms to Analyze HVAC Systems Failure (second place) and C4F Team with Mobile Device Management Centre Project (third place).

Tapay, the winning team from Ho Chi Minh City

Reportedly, the first prize of the contest is a trip to Silicon Valley valued at US$11,500. The second and third place team each received a prize worth US$800 and US$500 respectively.

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