TADHack Global 2020 Results

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Even though this was the toughest year ever to put TADHack Global together. All the hardcore hackers, those that hack through a pandemic, achieved impressive TADHack Global 2020 results.

We passed 700 registrations over the weekend, with half of them coming from South Africa. Several locations had additional lockdown measures being imposed over the TADHack weekend, making things even more complicated for the teams. Yet, despite the pandemic, the quality of pitches, innovation demonstrated, and use of sponsors’ resources was better than ever. Well done to everyone involved, you are exceptional!

This weblog summarizes the winners from the global sponsors, local sponsors and all the locations. You can see all the hacks at the TADHack YouTube channel. If you took part, please provide feedback to the sponsors on their APIs. And please blog about your experiences, we’ll happily publish them on the TADHack blog.

Here’s where we announced all the TADHack Global 2020 winners with the slides. Well done to everyone who took part.

Simwood’s Global Winners

($1000) Student Teacher Notification Application (STeNA). A communication tool that allows teachers to communicate with their students after school and extracurricular independent of how modern their telephones are. The teacher can send a text to the entire class, students can respond individually to the teacher. The team built a portal where the teacher can maintain his class + student’s phone numbers. He can send SMS or make voice calls for those not able to afford a mobile phone. The number type is detected in the backend. The teacher does not have to expose his phone number. Two-way text and voice-enabled, asynchronous & anonymous mode was important for the teacher in our group :)

($500) TADHack APAC Prize: Smart Home IVR by Vincent Wong.

($250) was md2ivr by Matt Williams. Converts markdown text to Simwood IVR menu using Simwood eSMS Limited APIs.

($250) was Reaching Out by Leslie Drewery. Helping educators reach out to their students/parents and services, with preparation for the next possible lockdown using Simwood eSMS Limited APIs.

Avaya’s Global Winners

($1000) Team: Yuri Daza, Daniel Cardozo, Edgar Antonio Meneses Cadena, Kelly Velasquez – Popayan, Columbia
In Danger App: Generates alerts in case of danger to a network of contacts

($500) Student Teacher Notification Application (STeNA). A communication tool that allows teachers to communicate with their students after school and extracurricular independent of how modern their telephones are. The teacher can send a text to the entire class, students can respond individually to the teacher. The team built a portal where the teacher can maintain his class + student’s phone numbers. He can send SMS or make voice calls for those not able to afford a mobile phone. The number type is detected in the backend. The teacher does not have to expose his phone number. Two-way text and voice-enabled, asynchronous & anonymous mode was important for the teacher in our group :)

($500) Go Text Connection from GPT: Cristian Gómez, Brayan Mamian, Jonathan Ibarra, and Tania Cañizares. A platform that facilitates communication between people who require access to a service (eg. education or health) and the entities that offer it.

Intelepeer’s North America Winners

Joint Winner ($500), Homework Helper by Mike and Elias Cairns. Lecture Helper makes it easier for parents to help children with homework during COVID-19, while Grade Helper assists parents in monitoring children’s grades.

Joint Winner ($500), Brighter from Pavan Pandurangi, Jihoon Park, Edward Zhang, Vishal Chandrasekaran, and Ryan Zheng. Brighter is a survey based mental health app that links together those in need of help when social interaction is limited.

Symbl.ai’s North America Winners

Joint Winner ($500), Homework Helper by Mike and Elias Cairns. Lecture Helper makes it easier for parents to help children with homework during COVID-19, while Grade Helper assists parents in monitoring children’s grades.

Joint Winner ($500), WebRTC Ventures from Muhammad Hamza and Justin Williams. A solution for a more organized and efficient way to handle missed calls when you’re away using AI.

South Africa’s Winners

Winner ($1000 AND Incredible Connection Vouchers worth R10K. Xplorer – Android 3: Naomi Skie (@NaomiBisimwa), Carol Khoza (@karol_khoza), and Christine Bismwa (@Hyitschristine). We’re looking to build a gaming app . The game we looking to build is an interactive tourist gaming app where there will be different tourist attraction sites and restaurants+hotels that gamers can visit. The more sites they visit the more points they get and certain amounts of points gives them rewards like discounts at sites or restaurants and vouchers to different places within the region they live in.

Second Place (R10k), Team Klaas1k: Tumelo Baloyi and Yolanda Mabusela, with kleek allows businesses to recruit job seekers with the relevant experience, temporarily generating their momo payouts when a task is finished.

Third Place (R5k). Philoxenic: Thokozani Ledwaba, Otsile Ramongane, Mpho Shaba, Bongani Hlatshwayo, Themba Hlatshwayo. A decentralized 3 way system between student, parents and the school.

With 350 registrations and hackers from almost every corner of South Africa, there were lots of lots of prizes.

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Asia Pacific’s Winners

Sharing equally the $1k TADHack APAC prize money are the following 3 hacks.

TADHack APAC Prize: Eureka Innovations by Jittendran Jude Sajith. A device to track blood pressure etc. Uses the Ideamart and Avaya APIs.

TADHack APAC Prize: Covid tracking by 501 Implementing (Arshad Aiyoob, Idrees Nafly, Mohamed Izzath, Sidra Mowlana, Shaakira Mubarak. A COVID-19 tracking system. Given over the TADHack weekend Sri Lanka went into lockdown which impacted many teams ability to work together over the weekend was quite timely. Uses the Ideamart and Avaya APIs.

TADHack APAC Prize: Smart Home IVR by Vincent Wong.

Sri Lanka / IdeaMart Prize: RFID based transport ticketing by SKAT: Anjana Malindra Fredricks, Kasun Sudharaka, Chalithya Sangeeth, Thineth Athukorala. An RFID based transport ticketing system that used the IdeaMart APIs.

North America’s Winners

Joint Location winner ($500), meeting-steadme / drachtio from Dave Horton. A virtual assistant that attends meetings in your stead, providing recaps and engaging you via SMS during the meeting if needed.

Joint Location Winner ($500), Brighter from Pavan Pandurangi, Jihoon Park, Edward Zhang, Vishal Chandrasekaran, and Ryan Zheng. Brighter is a survey based mental health app that links together those in need of help when social interaction is limited.

Popayán / Colombia’s Winners

($500) Go Text Connection from GPT: Cristian Gómez, Brayan Mamian, Jonathan Ibarra, and Tania Cañizares. A platform that facilitates communication between people who require access to a service (eg. education or health) and the entities that offer it.

Second Place ($300) Mobile-fup from Andres Hurtado, Miller Olaya, Cristian Ordoñez. Mobile application for the automation and optimization of the production of medicinal cannabis in the greenhouse. An application designed to automate resources for the production of cannabis in the greenhouse where the system, based on the stages of development of medicinal cannabis, adapts the conditions of the greenhouse according to the stage of the cultivation.

Third Place ($200), ROUT APP from team HackMie: Juan Sebastian Caldon Fernandez. Mobile application that allows people from the region and foreigners to guide themselves in the city of Popayan Colombia, since there is no tool that allows easy access to public transport routes.

First agtools winner: inDangerApp, Andres Saavedra, Kelly Velásquez, Yuri Daza, Edgar Meneses. inDangerApp, App for generating alerts to contact our emergency contacts

Second agtools winner: Info Achaque, Victor daniel bravo, Diana estrella, Jhojan martinez. Info Achaque. Web application, which brings a top of the 15 most common health incidents in the department of Cauca and its municipalities. This is thanks to obtaining data from the cauca public health secretary.

Third agtools winner: BiMed and Coders latam Juan diego Díaz, María camila camacho, Luis muñoz, Daniel Alean, Eduardo Lopez, Miguel Ortega, Claudia Mora.

Microsoft Colombia Winners: All participants, ROUT APP/HackMie, Mobile-Fup, Go Text Connection / GPT, Info Achaque, BiMed
Coders latam, inDangerApp.

United Kingdom’s Winners

Joint First Place ($400) was md2ivr by Matt Williams. Converts markdown text to Simwood IVR menu using Simwood eSMS Limited APIs.

Joint First Place ($400) was Reaching Out by Leslie Drewery. Helping educators reach out to their students/parents and services, with preparation for the next possible lockdown using Simwood eSMS Limited APIs.

Runners Up ($200) was Team Similarly Geeky (Steven Goodwin and Lily Madar) with Spotify On Hold using Simwood eSMS Limited. The hack title says it all, plus the pitch video is slick :)

Berlin

Student Teacher Notification Application (STeNA). A communication tool that allows teachers to communicate with their students after school and extracurricular independent of how modern their telephones are. The teacher can send a text to the entire class, students can respond individually to the teacher. The team built a portal where the teacher can maintain his class + student’s phone numbers. He can send SMS or make voice calls for those not able to afford a mobile phone. The number type is detected in the backend. The teacher does not have to expose his phone number. Two-way text and voice-enabled, asynchronous & anonymous mode was important for the teacher in our group :)

Special Shout-Out to Norway and Sweden

Though we were not able to run TADHack Norway or Sweden, we still received a excellent showcase from Working Group Two. No prize, just a shout-out :) Voicebox makes it easier for people to leave and receive messages on missed calls. Messages left on missed calls will be recorded, transcribed, and sent as SMS and/or MMS to the receiver as a speech-to-text transcript and audio file. Voicebox is just one example of what can be built, distributed and monetized using Working Group Two’s publicly available APIs and developer resources.

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