A team of students from the University of Stirling, members of the Stirling University Computer Club, participated in the Geek Soc hackathon hosted at Strathclyde University, Glasgow. The event was based on challenges presented by companies including J.P Morgan, Kana, Bloomberg, Braintree, and Morgan Stanley. Each team had two days to solve the challenge in situ, from Saturday 6th of December to Sunday 7th.
The Computer Club team attempted the KANA (a Verint company) challenge, which was to design and create a game based on a call center agent management system in a post apocalyptic world, a scenario inspired by the challenges faced by some of the KANA enterprise products. The game they created was awarded the first prize.
The team was invited to visit KANA's India of Inchinnan offices where they had a tour of the KANA workplace and a chance to demo their game to the KANA team and have pizza with them. They also got complete Raspberry Pi kits and a nice glass trophy.
The winning team with the trophy: Skaiste, Martynas (both 1st year), Daniel (3rd year) and Jony (4th year). The team enjoyed the collaboration of Han Kim, a visiting student from Australia who spent the Autumn semester in Stirling under one of our exchange programmes.
A screenshot of the developed game.
The Stirling University Computer Club is run by students with the support of the division and welcomes all interested students. Further information on activities, projects and contacts can be found at www.stircomp.co.uk.