A group of inLab hackers assault the CopenHacks!

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From 22 to 23 April 2017 was held CopenHacks, a hackathon that took place in Copenhagen and where the 150 participants have had 24 hours to create their free theme project. Seven of the participants are inLabers.

The origin of CopenHacks

The idea of CopenHacks came in 2015 by a student at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU).  We wanted a hackathon that would take place near the university, be focused on learning and fun, and open to anyone interested in creating innovative and impressive solutions. CopenHacks is different from other local hackathons in that it does not require participants / students to create existing solutions or work on company-specific issues, but rather is intended as a meeting point for meeting other hackers, dedicating 24 hours on this great idea and offer a weekend of opportunities to learn from other talented hackers.

CopenHacks was conceived with the intention that local and international students from different backgrounds come together to work on any project they want, using the technology they want, in the hope of starting a more progressive, attractive program and enriching the "Hacker" culture in Denmark.

The Microsoft Building

The CopenHacks takes place in the new and luxurious Microsoft building in Kongens Lyngby, Copenhagen, Denmark (which is also the Microsoft Development Center). The building is the workplace of hundreds of Microsoft employees around the world, and the facilities are modern and stylish. The infrastructure is designed to support a large number of people simultaneously connected to the network. There is even a quiet sleeping room, a locker room with showers and a play area with Xbox and kinekts.

The inLabers participation

In the CopenHacks there were 2 teams formed by inLabers:

  • The team formed by Marc Vila, Ester Lorente and Francesc de Paula Puig, who made a mobile application: TrackMyGuests. With a simple control panel the host can manage an event and check guests in the agreed place. When the host requests it, the system sends an SMS to the guests reminding about the meeting. This SMS activates an Android service that sends the confirmation and position of the guests on the host. Then the results are displayed in a list and also on a map together web (host).

  • The second team consisted of Eduard Maura, Juan Salmerón, Sergio Paredes and Juan José Vázquez, who made a very interesting web application: F**k Harassment, Winner in the "#HackHarassment" category. Every day more children suffer from online harassment (deliberate and malicious attacks that aimed to frighten and intimidate them and sometimes they do). Many times children do not know how to defend themselves against this type of harassment and their parents do not know that their children are being harassed. So here is F ** k Harassment, a web application that will allow parents or guardians to detect harassment online from audio or text.

The protagonists themselves tell us their experience in: Hackejant la CopenHacks 2017.

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