A finnish IT company called Sininen Meteoriitti was kind enough to
support the event with more than enough pizzas, soft drinks, coffee and
tea. All together the event attracted around fifteen eager students from
Jyväskylä University and Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences and
around ten students participated for the full ten hours. Actually we even
had couple visitors from Tampere!
The event started with a short company introduction of Sininen Meteoriitti
by Jarmo Kuusinen from the company, after which Jarmo presented couple
application ideas that the developers at their company had put together.
One of them, the Easy Lunch application, even got implemented in the
hackathon and was send back to Sininen Meteoriitti for real life usage!
After Jarmo’s presentation the participants presented their ideas and
formed groups. All together there were around six groups of which three
managed till the end of the event. During the day a lot of pizzas, soft
drinks, and coffee were converted into code and in the end the three most
enthuastic teams presented their productions. It paid to stay till the end
as teams were rewarded with couple take away pizzas for their
The enthusiasms the participants demonstrated was absolutely inspiring and guaranteed that this was only the beginning of series of hackathons to be
held in Jyväskylä. The quality of the apps and games that the participants
managed to put together in such a short time was also nothing short of
incredible. Tune yourself into the hackathon mood by enjoying the photos
and videos attached!
Please check out our sponsor and event partner Sininen Meteoriitti, big thanks to them!
About the authors:
Tsuri Kamppuri (@tsurinosu)
Tsuri is a bachelor student of Media Engineering. While not toying around with bleeding edge tools in web development and gulping down copious amounts of energy drinks, he indulges in occasional trips to snowy forests with a board under his feet.
Jarno Montonen (@jarnmo)
Jarno is a former sports addict, current IT fiend and an Information Systems Development student from Jyväskylä University. He enjoys playing beach volley, rollerblading and snowboarding. But you’ll likely find him between the chair and keyboard, doing some game or mobile development.