Suceava – 9 December 2019 - Global commerce solutions leader and top digital Cloud transformation company, OSF Digital, in partnership with Stefan cel Mare University in Suceava, join forces to organize the fifth edition of the OSF Hackathon contest. It’s been a tradition for both organizations to bring academic education closer to IT market requirements and invest in students’ practical skills.
This year's Hackathon theme is to create solutions that improve the life of a community and support social initiatives. Participants are invited to create applications and solutions that promote a social cause, report a community event, or offer the community options to support a cause with donations or volunteering.
A total of 10 teams of students from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science have registered to take part in this contest to demonstrate their talent and creativity. They will have five days, from December 9th to December 13th, to propose viable solutions to the announced challenge.
“In this process, students experience the feeling of working on a real project. They will understand the process of configuring the various technologies used in the company, such as secure servers or virtual machines, as well as discover new, state-of-the-art technologies. They also learn how to plan and iterate a project, work in a structured team, respect deadlines, discover the latest technologies, and develop specific skills. Sometimes, their project might be developed further after the competition and that’s the best feeling for everyone,” says Alex Guriuc, Mobile Division Director at OSF Digital.
Participants have a chance to win a cash prize, which is awarded to the top three teams, as well as other prizes. Of greater value is the chance to gain experience with top IT specialists from a large international company. The possibility of obtaining a permanent position with OSF Digital remains the most important prize according to students who have participated in the OSF Hackathon in previous years.
OSF Digital is a top digital Cloud transformation specialist and leading global commerce solutions company. Winner of the 2019 Bolty Award for Best Digital Experience in the Retail and Consumer Goods category, the 2019 Partner Innovation Award in the Customer 360 category, and the 2018 Salesforce Lightning Bolt Trailblazer Award for Retail, the company provides technology, consulting, implementation and online shop management services to emerging and premier brands, and merchants focused on building Multi-Cloud and Unified Commerce projects using Salesforce Clouds and other top-tier cloud technologies such as Sitecore and Adobe. OSF’s agile approach allows the company to scale global growth more quickly and enable businesses to enhance the customer experience. With over 250 ongoing projects and eight years of worldwide deployments, OSF delivers innovative digital solutions across channels, devices and locales. HSBC and BDC are OSF’s financial partners, and Salesforce Ventures and Delta-v Capital are investors.