Barama FinTech Hackathon 2017 Mobile App project which is supported by Azercell Telecom LLC and Pasha Bank and organized by Barama Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center and ADA University has been launched. The project is designed as training course and competition for junior programmers. Now organized for the 4th time in Azerbaijan, Barama FinTech Hackathon 2017Mobile App is a competition which tasks the developers to develop a new mobile application within 36 hours without any break and sleeping. The project is aimed to promote the IT industry in the country and provide the talented youth an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and skills in this sphere. Furthermore, enabling the development of various applications and tools and thus providing an opportunity for the developers to test their knowledge in a competitive environment and obtain new knowledge can also be listed as the major project goals.
Any person aged 15 and more and equipped with technical knowledge may join the competition by registering at www.hackathon.barama.az. The deadline for registration is October 25, 2017.
The winners will receive the following prices:
1st place winner – Presents in the amount of AZN 1500
2nd place winner - Presents in the amount of AZN 750
3rd place winner- Presents in the amount of AZN 450
Ozsut, the chain of restaurants, will provide catering services to the teams throughout the project. Official media support to the event will be provided by technote.az.
Barama Innovation Center was founded in 2009 by Azercell with the purpose of supporting entrepreneurship in Azerbaijan. The Center generally supports the projects and start-ups in information technologies and helps them operate as business units. Barama Center has made a number of achievements during seven years of its activity. More than 100 projects were launched at the center and 40 of them completed successfully. 4 companies successfully running their operations have been established in the Center.
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The leader of the mobile communication industry of Azerbaijan and the biggest investor in the non-oil sector Azercell Telecom LLC was founded in 1996. With 48% share of Azerbaijan’s mobile market Azercell’s network covers 80% of the territory and 99,8% of population of the country. Currently, 4,5 million subscribers choose Azercell services. Azercell has pioneered an important number of innovations in Azerbaijan, including GSM technology, advance payment system, 24/7 Customer Care, online customer services, GPRS/EDGE, M2M, MobilBank, one-stop- shop service offices Azercell Express, mobile e-service "ASAN signature", etc. Azercell deployed first 4G – LTE services in Azerbaijan in 2012. According to the results of mobile network quality surveys of Global Wireless Solutions company and international systems specialized in wireless coverage mapping such as "Opensignal" and "Testmy.net", Azercell’s network demonstrated the best results among the mobile operators of Azerbaijan.