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FPT team wins Hackathon Vietnam 2018

Released at: 17:27, 06/09/2018

FPT team wins Hackathon Vietnam 2018

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Little Bin team to head to Japan for Hackathon Competition in December.

by Nghi Do

Five students in the Little Bin team from FPT University won Vietnam Hackathon 2018 in Hanoi on August 29, overcoming 74 contestants from 19 teams representing many universities and IT companies around Vietnam.

With the theme “Smart City”, the contest was organized within Japan ICT Day, sponsored by the Vietnam Software and IT Services Association (VINASA) and the Vietnam - Japan IT Cooperative Club (VJC) in coordination with the Okinawa Business Association for Digital Contents (OADC) from Japan.

Winning over three rounds - Idea, Programming and Presentation - the members of the Little Bin team, Duong Xuan Hoa, Trinh Cong Minh, Phan Nguyen Bao, Le Dinh Duy and Nguyen Manh Cuong, won a $5,000-trip to Japan to participate in the Hackathon Competition in Okinawa in December. Team leader Xuan Hoa said that cohesion was key in the team’s success.

Originating from an idea of providing a solution for waste collection and making the task more optimal, the five students researched and developed a device that can be attached to wastebaskets and collects data from sensors. Processed data then helps provide the best possible path for garbage trucks. Wastebaskets can also be moved to better positions, based on data findings.

The device includes sensors that can measure the distance, temperature, location and connection to the server. The processing server uses AWS Cloud to speed up data transfer and processing and supports short-time implementation, as required by the Organizing Committee. The last part of the system is a web management application from which managers and garbage collectors can retrieve information after analysis from the server.

The contest was designed for IT students at colleges and universities in Hanoi as well as engineers and programmers working at IT companies. It also encouraged contestants to use programming tools to solve practical problems associated with smart city construction and management, so they can offer a variety of applications.

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