(ANSA) – ROME – After the success of the previous editions, “The Big Hack” returns, the programming marathon in which participants can share knowledge and unleash their creativity to develop innovative applications capable of improving many aspects of the daily life of all of us.
“The Big Hack” is promoted by the Campania Region and organized by the Chamber of Commerce of Rome through its special company Innova Camera with Sviluppo Campania and in collaboration with the Apple Developer Academy of the University of Naples “Federico II”.
The hackathon will take place from 24 to 27 June and for this sixth edition it will take on an international dimension, calling developers, makers, engineers, designers, communicators, students and technology enthusiasts from all over the world to join teams to respond to innovation challenges. launched by PA, companies and research centers.
The aim of the event is to encourage the dissemination of digital skills and bring boys and girls closer to the study of scientific subjects (STEM) through a creative process of sharing and fusion.
The initiative will take place digitally thanks to a specially designed platform on which participants, connected from all over the world, will be able to work and present their projects to take part in the initiative.
The challenges launched by Acea, Almaviva, Defense Tech – Thales Alenia Space – Telespazio, EAV – Ente Autonomo Volturno, Eni, Campania Region-So.Re.Sa Spa (Regional Healthcare Society), Tecno, VMware are online.
Participation is free and is open to teams composed of a minimum of 3 to a maximum of 5 people or to individual innovators and innovators who will be placed in teams formed by the organizer in consideration of their profile and experience. Each promoter is giving away a prize to be awarded to the winning team of their challenge.
At the end of the hackathon (20.00 CEST on Sunday 26 June), the works developed will be evaluated by a jury of experts on the basis of various criteria such as the relevance of the project to the proposed challenges, clarity and completeness of the same, usefulness, creativity and innovation. The award ceremony will take place in Naples, at the Apple Developer Academy headquarters on the afternoon of June 27 via streaming.
“It is a source of great satisfaction for us to have reached the sixth edition of The Big Hack, an extraordinary programming marathon that involves boys and girls to respond to the innovation challenges launched by large companies and public administration, comments Valeria Fascione, Councilor for Research, Innovation and Startup of the Campania Region, a great initiative in which “hackers” deal with the needs of businesses and learn to work in open innovation and businesses can recruit new talents, putting them to the test in an innovative and unconventional scouting.
It all started in 2016 with a clear challenge: to focus on the driving force of the younger generations and stimulate the growth of digital skills along the school, training, university and research supply chain for the development of new products and services, and it is so – concludes Fascione – that we have attracted the interest of numerous players who are now investing in our territory “.
“The Big Hack – explains Lorenzo Tagliavanti, President of the Rome Chamber of Commerce – is a highly attended and consolidated event that has been repeated successfully for years in which the collaboration between public institutions and private companies works great. In a moment of great complexity like the current one, working together is the main way to find the solutions of the present and build the future. From now on I thank all the institutions involved in this event and the large companies that have enthusiastically joined this edition, proposing their challenges on very topical issues such as Stem skills. The Big Hack represents, in fact, a great opportunity for young people entering the world of work because they have the opportunity to come into direct contact with companies. companies have the opportunity to know and evaluate the talent of these young people “.
“We are extremely happy – says Giorgio Ventre, scientific director of the Apple Developer Academy – to be able to host” The Big Hack “again and thus celebrate the end of another academic year of the Apple Developer Academy together with our students and many other talents. Worldwide.
I thank the Campania Region for having chosen to launch the hackathon from the “Federico II” Campus of San Giovanni a Teduccio, thus confirming its role as a pole increasingly at the center of technological innovation and digital transformation. I am convinced that once again this year our “challengers” will be able to propose original solutions to the challenges that have been proposed by the partners, who will thus have the opportunity to immediately put them to the test of the facts in their production processes and in the offer of their services. “.
“The digital and sustainable transformation underway – says Luciano Mocci, President of Innova Camera – requires a clear increase in the skills available on the labor market. To align student training with the profiles sought by companies, it is necessary to bring young people closer to Stem subjects. , that is the scientific-technological disciplines. And it is precisely in this direction that the challenges of the hackathon go, an event that is one of the most important events of approach to Maker Faire Rome which this year will celebrate 10 years with a special edition “.
The challenges in detail, the program, the prizes and the rules are published on the website https://2022.thebighack.makerfairerome.eu.
“The Big Hack” is part of the actions undertaken in view of the Maker Faire Rome 2022, an event promoted and organized by the Chamber of Commerce of Rome, and in the context of the collaboration with the Campania Region – Campania Development, referred to in the “Operational Plan for enhancement, strengthening and opening up of the regional R&I ecosystem “and thanks to the contribution of the European Commission from the European Fund for Regional Development 2014-2020. (HANDLE).