How did it go?
More than a hundred participants with a median age of 19 years. Any high school or university student was welcome to participate regardless of skills and background.
20th - 22nd of October, 2023
House of Nature, Jelgavas Street 1, Riga, University of Latvia
Who Organized the Event?
We, The Raccoons, together with the University of Latvia Student Council
We organized a series of workshops before the event.
Together with the help of mentors and organizers, 32 teams managed to build real solutions in 48 hours under one of the chosen challenges: Sustainability & Data, Deep Science, GameDev and Your Challenge. After an intensive pitching session, the decisions of the jury were announced at the Awarding Ceremony, and the best-performing teams received valuable prizes.
Winners (€2000 cash):
AR goggles that provide real-time safety feedback on construction sites by highlighting dangerous objects.
2nd-place (€500 cash):
An independent nano-satellite network which can provide accurate live information using triangulation.
Deep metaphysical reset
Winners (gifts from Raccoons):
School Schedule Generator
Tool to create schedules for educational organizations much faster and easier by taking into account the preferences of students and teachers.
Theodor: the password keeper
Password manager tool, designed for elderly people for intuitive and secure password storage.
Winners (€500 cash + board games):
Game - a version of chess to raise awareness on many ways mental illnesses may manifest and to help people recognize the problems they are facing.
SUSTAINABILITY AND DATA
Winners (TechChill tickets + audio equipment):
Tool to monitor forestry and prevent illegal tree-cutting in real-time using the power of satellite maps.