UCJC participates in the HackForGood initiative to develop applications and services that use big data

Camilo José Cela University joins this new edition of the challenge that, this year, revolves around developing applications and service that use big data and have a social impact. Over 1,500 hackers took part and 150 apps were presented.

HackForGood was held at 22 universities in 14 Spanish cities simultaneously, enabling students to submit proposals online from anywhere in the world and to form teams from different locations.

Among the different proposals submitted was the creation of an application or service that contributed to ensuring a more inclusive quality education; the development of a service enabling rating news on their reliability by comparing content and sources; developing a prototype of a video game to aid in developing social relations for intellectually disabled people or designing a system for rationalising energy consumption in homes.

The 5th HackForGood will conclude in September with the First HackForGood Big Day, where the winning projects from the 15 different locations will be showcased.  HackForGood is sponsored by Telefónica and jointly organised by Telecommunications ETSI from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, the Fundación HazloPosible and the start-up company MashmeTV with the support of the Telefónica Chair Network.