Hackathon in Kazan: how to do something and not score on it

    On November 15, Kazan Startup Week started in Kazan IT Park. Yes, there are many such events now, but here they do it on more or less prepared soil. Plus, here every year there are more and more programmers, their work with the children’s audience http://juniorstartup.ru and http: //itlice.rf is especially interesting , but the note will be a little different, although partially with the same participants.

    So, on Saturday-Sunday in Kazan was the Hackathon. On the first day, as usual, there were presentations of ideas and as a result, after 24 hours of coding (3-4 teams really did not sleep all night), out of 50 projects a little more than 30 remained.

    In addition to a large number of games, there were applications that simulated evacuation from buildings, a visualizer of chemical reactions, and even a project that can detect cancer in the early stages of the disease.

    As a result, the jury chose the six most recent and creative ideas:

    1st place - Coobe - a 3D game based on 2048, where the cubes are folded in three dimensions and change color;
    2nd place - The Second - the main task of the player is to click on the screen exactly after 1 second from the start of the countdown. If a player manages to do this, he is awarded 1 point, and the process repeats. The maximum number of points scored on the Hackathon is 4. By the way, this is the only application that was written completely from scratch on the iOS, Android and WP platforms.
    3rd place - Tetra Forms - development, and maybe even rethinking of Tetris;
    4th place - Washington Red Kings - an application that allows you to recognize a passage of an audiobook and record it in notes;
    5th place - Runz - an interesting game, somewhat reminiscent of pinball - the player must draw the ball to the hole, avoiding dangerous places and drawing obstacles with his finger for a better rebound;
    6th place - Fun Chemistry - a school project aimed at adding interactivity to the boring study of chemical formulas.


    Probably, almost everything will remain just prototypes and will not enter the market, but it's a pity. By the way, there are no ideas how to use these alpha and beta versions? How do you like the idea of ​​putting everything in open source if the team does not return to the project in 3-6 months?

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