On March 11th & 12th, more than 200 talented, young individuals will tackle important challenges of today’s society during the ‘Game of Code’ Hackathon. SAP will not only provide its Cloud Platform, but it will also be coaching the participants, the ‘Next Generation Leaders’.
The ‘Game of Code’ Hackathon - an initiative of IT One and supported by Luxinnovation, the National Agency for Innovation and Research – brings together students, start-ups and innovative companies to develop apps to improve the living in Luxembourg. SAP strongly supports this Hackaton on different levels.
“Our society is evolving every single moment as a result of the digital technology. This has an impact on people, on our society and on our economy which is turning more and more into a digital platform economy” explains Thierry Siraut, University Alliances & Startup Focus Programme at SAP BeLux.
“This Hackathon is all about Design Thinking: learning to think in an innovative and different way. We offer young people – the Next Generation Leaders – the possibility of being creative with new technologies and tackling, by these means, challenges concerning the quality of life in Luxembourg“.
During 2 days the participants at this Hackathon will be coached by international SAP experts. The teams can choose one of two different challenges.
The first one focuses on the quality of life.
How can mobility be improved? What can be done to optimize health care? How to find the right work-life-balance? These are just some examples of subjects in the Open Data Challenge for which the young talents can build a working concept starting from a SAP Cloud Platform.
The second challenge ‘Distorted Reality’ leaves everything open. Think Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality of Twisted Reality Experiences.
“This Hackaton is a wonderful initiative to speed up innovation” concludes Thierry Siraut. “It offers people the possibility of learning how to deal with disruptive technologies and discover how they can use them in our daily life. The Next Generation Leaders, more than any one, are part of the digital transformation. Innovation will be their key to success”.
Communicated by SAP