The first National ICT Hackathon was participated by students from higher education institutions, local businesses as well as the public. Summaries produced through the competition can help to solve the main challenges faced by today's business community, as well as the public in general.
Team One from Politeknik Brunei, winner of the Student Category, explained that their project is related to Public Transportation, and creates a prototype solution to improve the tracking of buses using GPS, as a way to improve the public transportation system.
Meanwhile, team Crowdsource, winner of the Open Category, aims to make it easier and more transparent for individuals to make charitable donations towards helping communities in need.
The Hackathon competition represents a good platform to strengthen relations between the private sector, industry players and the government. Inculcating this ecosystem is vital to continue producing solutions that can spur the national agenda of diversifying the economy, and contribute towards Wawasan Brunei 20-35.
Source: Radio Television Brunei