WorkWave, a Neptune, N.J.-based provider of cloud-based field service management and “last mile” fleet management software solutions, will host its third annual “WorkWave Hackathon” event on Sept. 12, 2015, at Monmouth University’s Howard Hall in West Long Branch, N.J. The Hackathon, co-sponsored by the Monmouth University School of Science, will pit teams of software developers against one another in a competition to create a fully functional application that assists visually impaired, deaf and hard-of-hearing or disabled citizens in completing everyday tasks.
“WorkWave’s commitment to addressing the needs of its surrounding community has opened the doors for some incredible breakthroughs,” says Chris Sullens, president and CEO of WorkWave. “Last year’s winning development team produced an app that helps connect volunteers to relevant local charity events. This year, by examining the daily struggles faced by disabled citizens, the many talented developers participating in the Hackathon will work hard to create apps that produce technological solutions to help alleviate these struggles.”
The final apps will be evaluated on creativity, level of difficulty, execution and, most importantly, the degree to which the application helps those in need. Developers can score extra points by using a WorkWave API in their final product, or incorporating a wearable device. The winning team will receive a $1,000 prize, with various runner-up prizes.
Visit WorkWave.com/events for more information or to register for the event.
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