Freelancer App Wins First Event Tech ‘Hackathon’


StaffMatch, which allows planners to hire and rate temporary staff, named winners at London Tech Week kick off

ShowImage.aspx

An app allowing event organisers to hire and rate temporary freelance staff has been named as the winner of the inaugural #EventTechHack.

Billed as the world’s first event technology hackathon, the competition helped kick off London Tech Week at Campus London, Google’s start-up incubator in Shoreditch, and saw software developers, user interface designers and event professionals team up to develop new ideas for applications in event technology software.

The StaffMatch app, created by Samir Pekaz, Javier Gomez, Michael Bishop, and Tessema Tesfachew, was judged the best entry based on criteria including potential impact the application could have on the events industry, its feasibility in terms of implementation and how innovative the application is within the current event technology landscape.

Judges Peter Kerwood, Concerto Group; Robert Dunsmore, GES EMEA; Julius Solaris, Event Manager Blog; Gary Dalal, Apptology and Ivan Garcia, Pickevent, gave runners up awards to Suggest Event, JumpThe Queue and Crowd View Live.

Peter Kerwood, marketing director of sponsor Concerto Group said: “Encouraging innovation in the event technology space is not only vital for Concerto to further reinforce event technology into our company culture but also to advance the quality of events in the United Kingdom. Sponsoring an event that has creativity at its heart is something that the Concerto Group fully supports. The quality of the entries demonstrated the creativity as well as the interest of the developer community in event technology.” 

 

Source: meetpie.com
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s