[TechUkraine news] Three winners of the hackathon “Hack for Locals 2.0″

The United Nations Development Programme in Ukraine UNDP Ukraine / ПРООН в Україні together with the Ministry of Digital Transformation Міністерство цифрової трансформації України have selected ?three winners of the three-day hackathon “Hack for Locals 2.0,” whose projects will soon receive financial and mentoring support to implement their innovative ideas in the communities of ??Ukraine.

  1. ?“Don’t burn” won first place by proposing a project for timely and effective fire response. The team proposed to create a GIS platform for analysis, monitoring and rapid response to fires, using NASA satellite data and data on fires and potentially dangerous fire situations reported by residents of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts via a Telegram-bot.
  2. ?The second-place “Ward” team developed a prototype mobile application for recognizing objects and the space around them with the help of audio. In addition, the application will be able to read out texts and scan QR-codes. The application is programmed to detect motion, such as when a phone is dropped, to send an SOS-signal to a pre-stored number. This application will help people with disabilities and the elderly to navigate more comfortably, and other users will be able to quickly report a sudden danger thanks to the user-friendly interface.
  3. ?The third-place “Drop Table Team” produced at the hackathon the ULight street lighting control system, which allows street lighting to be controlled remotely: the app can be used to monitor lighting and report lighting faults, as well as promptly notify community members of unauthorized connections to street lighting networks.

Read more: https://www.ua.undp.org/content/ukraine/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2020/hack-for-locals-hackathon-winners-II.html

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