The Aces of Impact Hackathon
November 19, 2019
STI College Vigan dominated the Impact Hackathon by winning both the student and professional categories in Vigan City on October 30-31, 2019.
The event is an on-the-spot coding marathon organized by Impact Hub Manila that aims to tap the best coders and IT professionals in the Philippines to create new solutions for the social problems of the world.
BS Computer Science students Tristan James Adolfo, Joshua Rosueta, Tristan Joshua Uniana, and Charrie Rafanan under Team Hackdogs represented STI in the student’s division. They created Herbal Plant, an augmented reality that aims to give information on herbal plants.
Team STI Vigan, represented by ICT faculty members John Carlo Malamug and Victoria Kristen Sison, won in the professional category with their system FIX IT, an online service provider.
They then represented Vigan City in the grand national event, together with the winners from different cities in the country, held at The Eye in Green Sun Hotel, Makati on November 19, 2019.
Team Hackdogs landed in the top 15 which qualified them to a one-year incubation program, intensive training, access to expert mentors, network and co-working, and a PhP15,000 cash prize. Team STI Vigan also received PhP 20,000 consolation prize and a six-month incubation program.
The Impact Hackathon event was also an official entry to Guinness World Records as an attempt to land on the title's biggest hackathon competition.
Special thanks to: Leila Isaguirre-Malamug, School Administrator, STI College Vigan.
Article written by Guia Sanchez.