ECS Summerhacks event takes place in Timisoara
The second international Summerhack event of 2013 took place in Timisoara, Romania, at the end of last month.
StartUp weekends are popular events in ECS and this summer our students have helped bring them to other parts of Europe!
Organized by ECS undergraduate student Vlad Velici, with the support of an impressive group of judges, and ECS students Alejandro Saucedo and Izidor Flajsman, who acted as Mentors, the Summerhacks Timisoara event attracted 20 participants who spent the weekend devising start-ups and coding their apps. Unlike other hack events, Summerhacks wasn't a regular 48-hour hackathon – the emphasis was more on excellent projects rather than 'monetizability'. Competitors were able to hack anything they wanted (as long as it was awesome!) And also unlike most hackathons, the final pitch was not conclusive, since judging criteria was focused on the implementation and technical side of the project – the products/projects were actually tested to see if they worked!
Sabin Marcu, one of the members of the winning team, will be joining ECS this month as an undergraduate student in Computer Science.
ECS students are supported in these endeavours by the ECS Student Development Fund, provided by the generosity of ECS alumni.
This was the second ECS-supported event of the summer - in July another successful ECS-sponsored Hack event was held in Ljubljana.