Infopulse to Sponsor Student Hackathon CactusHack 2017
CactusHack is a series of open events for students, offering them a chance to work on their first real software projects, solving everyday business challenges. Organized by former students of NTUU Kiev Polytechnic Institute, one of the oldest and largest technical universities in Europe, and supported by Infopulse and other IT companies, the event aims to unite student community through collaboration and networking with fellow programmers and business enthusiasts.
In 36 hours, 120 participants will form 35-60 teams of 2-4 people each. Teams then will have to come up with effective product ideas and build working product prototypes. The best hackathon teams will get valuable prizes and post-hackathon support.
This year, the hackathon has grown in size by attracting students from all universities of Ukraine. During the hackathon, young talents will have a perfect chance to work on fresh product ideas that may later become commercially viable products. Event participants will be able to exchange ideas and knowledge, get professional advice from experienced mentors and experts in the field and try out their skills in programming, design, analytics and entrepreneurship.
Before the hackathon, all those willing will be able to attend a number of free specialized meetups with IT experts and software developers to share their knowledge and expertise.
The previous round of CactusHack took place in May 2016. In total, 120 students of NTUU KPI took part in the hackathon, with 3 best projects selected out of 14 teams, which got to the final pitching.