Baku, Azerbaijan, May 12
Barama Hackathon 2018, the project designed as training course and competition for junior programmers, has come to the end. Thus, the winners of Hackathon competition based project organized by Barama Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center by Azercell Telecom LLC and supported by PASHA Bank in Azerbaijan are as following: 1st place – “Dev adamlar”, 2nd place – “Brogrammers”, 3rd place – “Web’s Dragons”
The winners received valuable awards and presents from Azercell, Barama Center and PASHA Bank.
Hackathon is globally recognized competition, considered as a marathon of junior developers is taking place for the fifth time, where the programmers are tasked to work as a team to develop digital resources within a limited time frame. This time, developers were tasked to create standalone platform for Azercell providing customers real-time information about their device repair status via SMS and in-platform notifications. The competition with the participation of 14 teams lasted for 36 hours.
Official media support to the event within the project was provided by technote.az and Barama Media Center, and Ozsut restaurants provided catering services. The participants of the competition were provided with first aid insurance by PASHA Insurance throughout the event.
It should be noted that Barama Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center, the first incubation one in Azerbaijan, has excelled in maintaining rich experience, relations with professional mentors and support of outstanding employees. Barama mainly supports and creates IT projects, Cloud Computing and Business Solutions, Games, IOT, Fintech, Innovative Solutions in Agriculture, Virtual Reality, Enhanced Reality and Artificial Intelligence. The Center has organized various highly recognized international competitions in Azerbaijan and helped startups to establish their businesses, provide innovative services and attract new customers so far.
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The leader of the mobile communication industry, the largest taxpayer and the biggest investor of the non-oil sector of Azerbaijan Azercell Telecom LLC was founded in 1996. With 48% share of Azerbaijan’s mobile telecom market Azercell’s network covers 80% of the territory (excluding 20% of the occupied territories) and 99,8% of population of the country. Currently, 4,5 million subscribers choose Azercell services. Azercell has pioneered an important number of innovations in Azerbaijan, including GSM technology, advance payment system, mobile internet services, Metro coverage, 24/7 call centre service, 7 day/week Front Office service, M2M services, one-stop-shopping approach Azercell Express offices, Online Customer Care and Social Media Customer Care services, Mobile Customer Care office, mobile e-signature service “ASAN Imza” etc. Azercell deployed first 4G – LTE services in Azerbaijan in 2012. According to the results of mobile network quality surveys of Global Wireless Solutions company and international systems specialized in wireless coverage mapping such as “Opensignal” and “Testmy.net”, Azercell’s network demonstrated the best results among the mobile operators of Azerbaijan.