21 projects submitted for BGK challenge during the Hack Yeah hackathon

On 10-12 December 2021, participants of HackYeah - the largest stationary hackathon in Europe - faced tasks prepared by the organisers and Partners. Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego, the main partner of the event, has prepared two challenges for programming enthusiasts with a total prize pool of PLN 100 thousand.

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12 December 2021

In the main task, which was prepared by the Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego team, the participants had to create a tool for entrepreneurs, local governments, public institutions and individuals, which would allow them to search for financial support programmes on the basis of a company’s NIP, REGON and PKD. An additional functionality would be the possibility to identify companies whose business profile is in line with the 3W Idea - it focuses on resources around which business, science, administration and society should build their green transformation strategy - on water, without which there would be no life on Earth, on hydrogen, which is the future of energy, and on new carbon technologies and their potential.

The bank has set aside PLN 40,000 for the main prize in this challenge. 5 teams submitted their solutions, and the winning project belonged to the Bards.AI team.

In the second task, the participants had to develop a solution for all pet lovers and owners to share food, toys and other accessories for their pets. The app would be used by private individuals, animal shelters, foundations, municipalities and shops selling pet supplies. Any user who has surplus food or accessories can report in the app the type and quantity of products they can share. Similarly, people who need support will be able to report what they are looking for. Users will be able to list items for a fee or for free.

16 teams took part in the challenge. The jury awarded the main prize of PLN 30,000 to the Kraken_team.

This year 1,500 participants registered for the HackYeah hackathon. 90 teams submitted almost 100 projects, 1/5 of which were in response to the two challenges of Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego.

Each year HackYeah attracts crowds of fascinated participants, who are faced with the task of solving a specific problem and creating an implementable solution. This year, the event was held in hybrid form - online, from anywhere in the world, and stationary in the Spodek in Katowice. The prize pool provided by the organiser was PLN 570 thousand. The main partner of the event, Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego, prepared two tasks with a total prize of PLN 100 thousand.

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