T-Mobile Hackathon is a competition for small software development teams. This year, employees from the Creditinfo Prague CIS office came up with an idea of participating in their free time. They are good and proud lads so they proposed to advertise Creditinfo while they will be there. “All the teams are well prepared, so we don’t expect to take any prize,” the Creditinfo team said.

To their surprise they finished at 3rd place, won prize money and developed a great application which could actually end up in Creditinfo’s product portfolio. Their app uses data from Mojio (a wireless data collector placed in a car) to calculate driver’s credit rating — by tracking your driving behaviour, using GPS data and evaluating where do you go, where do you shop etc., this could actually help people with no credit history at all. EU plans to make such devices mandatory for any car, so their idea seems to be a brilliant business case.

Congratulations to Vítek Hubený (CIS), Jarda Jirava (CIS), Daniele Hošek (CIS), Tomáš Felcman (freelance graphic designer) and Tomáš Krejčí (freelance software developer) and big thanks for being initiative and promoting Creditinfo with your great personal achievements!

About the T-Mobile Hackathon: The event took place on 2nd to 4th of December at T-Mobile Hackathon in Impact Hub in Prague.  Participants got 48 hours of facilities and an access to fresh technologies. The aim of T-Mobile Hackathon was to come up with a new idea or a prototype of an application on an open platform Mojio, which deals with mobility, transport and basic car security. More details can be found on www.moj.io.

It was possible to enrol either teams or individuals. The event was held in English and during the whole time of action mentors from Canadian company Mojio, German company Deutsche Telekom, Polish HUB:RAUM and Czech T-Mobile assisted in meeting participants needs.

The most skilful team or individual got an award of 50 000 CZK.

Source: Creditinfo Chronicle