The student team of NArFU Higher School of Information Technologies and Automated Systems took part in online hackathon “Smart Solutions for the North”.
Enabled by Disruptive Information Technologies for Barents Euro-Arctic Region project, the event took place on November 14–15 and was designed to foster the transfer of IT across the Barents Euro-Arctic region.
The two-day hackathon kept 13 student teams representing various schools busy, during a total of 36 hours, tackling the tasks compiled for them by companies in Russia, Finland, Sweden and Norway. The tasks spanned a diversity of topics including blockchain-based electronic identification, digital technologies for forestry, smart waste collection, transport security, and reindeer breeding.
The NARFU team, consisting of Roman Vorontsov, Dmitry Khozyainov, Anastasia Krutsova and Artem Anashchenko, presented an out-of-box solution for "Digital Forestry” case. Their pre-configured platform to enhance transparency of forest management was recognized the best in its category.
The board of judges and evaluators had among their members DIT4BEARs partner universities and companies. NArFU’s side was represented by Ilya Mayorov, director at NArFU Higher School of Information Technologies and Automated Systems; Roman Aleshko, professor at Department of Information Systems and Technologies; Ksenia Shoshina, associated professor at Department of Information Systems and Technologies.
Going forward, the winning teams will have a chance to do a virtual internship at a company to their choice and might receive job offers.