What did the students think?
Motivation levels were high, as the best team of each challenge could win a private dinner with the customers. All the teams are invited to our exclusive DEL20 customer event in April, where they will get the chance to discover even more about our customers’ challenges. At this event, the winning teams of each challenge will also get the chance to present their solution to a larger audience and win a gift voucher.
So, apart from it being a great learning experience, what did the students like the most about the delaware hackathon? “We already knew delaware from some of the lectures they had given at our college. In a sense, it’s quite exceptional to get such a true-to-life taste of a company’s projects,” said Arno Coorevits, Applied Information Technology student at University College Ghent. “Exactly!” adds Robin Wijnant, ICT Web & Mobile student at Odisee Brussels, “and we loved the venue. For a first edition, everything was organized to a tee. We knew exactly what to bring and what to expect.” Their team member Jonas De Vrient, who also studies Applied Information Technology, points out that he would have loved to code even more, “but we had to take care of the brain work first.”
A second team of students, one of which is an intern at delaware, couldn’t get over the food: “From breakfast, to lunch, to dinner, we were spoiled rotten.” As for the challenges, they do suggest adding the specific skills required to solve each issue, “because we didn’t have any real experience in VR, for one. It was really exciting to wear the HoloLens, though! And we also learned a lot about VR, thanks to the support of the delaware experts.”