The hackathon took place between the 25th and 27th of November in the University of Latvia House of Science in Riga, Latvia. It was organized by the student community The Raccoons together with the University of Latvia Student Council.
The event gathered high school and university students to develop their ideas and build real prototypes using the skills they had gained during the event. During the event with the support of partners and community organizations mentors and workshops took place, to help those participants with no knowledge in programming, to learn new skills that could then be applied to build their ideas.
Together with the help of mentors and organizers they managed to build real solutions under one of the chosen challenges: Sustainability, Deep Science, Data & Healthcare, Game Design. Overall 18 teams submitted their ideas and managed to present what they had built to compete for the best prizes.
MAIN PRIZE (shared between):
Application for adults to follow their expenses and see the mean values of product in Latvia. For younger audience it would give the opportunity to see the ways how to learn something and get money about that as well, and follow their expenses.
Inspired by information about the cost of transporting products from distant countries and emissions. The application encourages people to use local products more.
Water desalination device
A microfluidic/microelectronic device with a microfluidic chip that desalinates and filters water. The device aims to help solve access to safe drinking water.
Giving second life to single use vapes.
An interactive web-based photonics simulator
DATA & HEALTHCARE
An application that helps to take care after yourself, view your past medical records, arrange appointments, predict heart problems.
Property of RTU 1.6.2
A game where you control a boat going down a river. In front of you there are lots of rocks, garbage and other dangerous things. Your task is to avoid all the obstacles while trying to achieve the highest score.