Astea sponsors HackFMI 6

December 2015 — Astea continues being a proud sponsor of HackFMI, the signature hackathon of the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics. This edition’s focus was smart gadgets in all shapes and sizes. And, as always, the results were amazing: in just 48 hours we saw working prototypes of TV ambient backlight, mechanical arms, smart cars and robots, you name it! It seemed like the imagination and skills of these talented young participants had no limits.

This year’s clear winner is the team who took the whole “gadgets” idea pretty seriously and transformed an old Soviet Vyatka washing machine into a smart connected appliance programmable through a web interface. Very impressive indeed, and we were proud to have one of our own developers on the winning team. Astea’s award goes to the team who managed to pull off a working low-cost DYI 3D scanner from commodity parts you could buy from any store.

We can’t help but look forward to the next hackathon!