Radix Placed 1st and 2nd in Hackathon

Engineering and Software company also participated in a round table discussion and the job fair


On November 2-4, Radix participated in the “Hacktudo” - a festival of digital culture in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The event counted with many activities such as drone races, robot battles, round tables, job fairs, exhibits, and a marathon of developers. In addition to supporting the event, attending a round table and having a booth, Radix participated in the marathon with 32 talents divided in 8 teams. They shined at the hackathon podium and won first and second place.

Altogether, more than 300 programmers divided in 40 teams participated in the hackathon. Only 20 projects were selected for the final, and 6 Radix teams guaranteed their spots in the final round of the challenge.

The 1st place of the technology marathon was for the project "Sabiá" produced by the Radix talents Luciano Galvão, Rafael Brito, William Steffen and Artur Cook. The project focused on reintegration programs for inmates to decrease the chances of recidivism. The 2nd place in the podium was for the Radix project "De Olho no Rio”, which was developed by Júlio Pereira, Lucas Reis, Daniel Freitas and Gabriel Freire. The proposed system seeks, through collective collaboration, to give higher visibility of the problems that Rio de Janeiro currently faces.

The coding marathon totaled 36 uninterrupted and intensive hours of programming and creation. At the end of the deadline, the projects were evaluated by a jury.  Three criteria were taken in consideration: innovation, technological difficulty and usefulness. The first place took home a prize of R$20,000 (approx. U$5,000), and the 2nd place took R$7,000 (approx. U$1,750), and the 3rd place won R$3,000 (approx. U$750).

Among other initiatives, some of the projects developed by the Radix teams included the creation of a platform to aid people with mobility impairments, a Machine Learning system to assess water quality, a program to connect restaurants and NGOs to help them manage food leftovers and reduce waste, and the development of an initiative to encourage the creation of rooftop gardening in urban areas.

At the round table, the Radix specialist Fausto Junqueira discussed with three other professionals of the industry about developing talents, consulting skills, and market challenges.

Radix also had a booth at the job fair where potential talents submitted resumes and learned about the company. Many students and professionals got to network with some Radix team members and find out more about the company’s wide variety of career opportunities.