Accenture Philippines recently held its first Technology Talks Hackathon. The contest was conceived by the company to promote and enhance the programming skills of Filipino information technology professionals. Participants of the two-day where asked to develop an app that tracks people in need of rescue and recovery during an emergency or crisis.
The winning team brought home P150,000.00 after developing an app called e-Ligtas — a mobile or wearable technology application that allows a user in need of assistance or rescue to send an automatic SMS with GPS that coordinates his/her current location. The app can also make a call automatically with just a tap or shake of one’s device. Aside from organizing the Hackathon, Accenture also shared insights on how programmers can pursue Liquid, Intelligent, and Connected applications strategies fit for the future.