On March 25-26th international hackathon “Hack The Waste 2022” took place. After the 24h challange, team “WE TRIED”, including Armans Rāviņš, Student of BASBF, recieved first place for the Riga City Council case.
Armands Rāviņš on participating in Hackathon:
“Had the pleasure of participating in “Hack The Waste” hackathon, working with an international group for 24 hours straight trying to solve the bulky waste issue in Riga. It was a very hard job to stay up for 24 hours straight, but also very fun and rewarding as I got to work from people with many nationalities and cultures trying to find a unified idea to tackle this issue.”
During the 24h Armands and his team developed a solution for case of Riga City Council – a plan for an app that alerts interested parties and waste collectors on bulky waste, so either re-users can collect it or waste agencies can pick it up. The team incorporated incentive program and gamification elements so the app is more fun and interesting for its users.
Mairita Lūse, respresentative of Riga City Council at the Hackathon:
“I would like to express my gratitude to all the participants for the work done. Within 24 hours, participants managed to delve into the topic and offer valuable ideas. Each of the proposed solutions had its strengths and, combined, could improve the situation of large-scale waste management in Riga, as well as be used in other cities.”
More about the Hackathon: https://www.hackthewaste.com/