KLab Cyscorpions Hosts Its First Hackathon, HacKLab

by KLab Cyscorpions

KLab Cyscorpions Inc., in partnership with DevCon, Globe Labs, and Google Developer Group Philippines (GDG), recently held its very first Hackathon event on September 2-3, 2016, at the KLab Cyscorpions Inc. headquarters in BGC Central.

14 Sep

KLab Cyscorpions Inc., in partnership with DevCon, Globe Labs, and Google Developer Group Philippines (GDG), recently held its very first Hackathon event on September 2-3, 2016, at the KLab Cyscorpions Inc. headquarters in BGC Central.

In line with the Philippines’ new administration, this first-ever HacKLab hackathon entitled “Change is Hacking”, focused on encouraging its participants to come up with software prototypes that would help improve the lives of the Filipinos. The 24-hour hackathon was initiated by the young software engineers of KLab Cyscorpions and was joined by seven teams of young developers.

Judges for the HackLab hackathon were Mr. Bryan Batibat, President of DevCon Philippines, Ms. Anne Michelle Santos, Product Manager at Globe Labs, and Ms. Anne Pabustan, iOS developer at KLab Cyscorpions.

Ralph Regalado, Community Manager of GDG Philippines, Tristan Babasa, Technical Manager at Novate Technologies, Inc., Jomar Tigcal, Android developer, trainer, and consultant, and Benj Tupas, Founder/CEO of FunBuddies, were also present throughout the development phase of the competition to coach the participants.

In the end, 3 out of seven participating teams were selected as the top three winners. Team Marius Angels won first place for their app Ambag, a social platform for giving and receiving donations, earning the P25,000 grand prize. Third and second place winners went home with cash prizes amounting to P10,000 and P15,000, respectively. Each participating team also received gifts, giveaways, and tokens of appreciation from the KLab organizers.

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