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Students of Turkmen universities will take part in a hackathon to develop an electronic market for agricultural products

29.09.2023 | 00:06 |
 Students of Turkmen universities will take part in a hackathon to develop an electronic market for agricultural products

On September 30, the Turkmen Agricultural University will hold an intellectual competition - a hackathon, in which students from higher educational institutions of Turkmenistan will take part. The theme of the competition is the development of an electronic market for agricultural products.

A hackathon is a competition between teams in the IT field, in which participants create a prototype of a mobile application, web service or other product to solve a specific problem set by the customer.

The goal of the hackathon is to stimulate and develop the scientific activities of youth and young scientists in the innovation field, improve their abilities in mastering techniques and solving problems in technical and technological fields, and improve the professional skills of students.

Student teams consisting of 3-4 people from each university in the country will participate in the hackathon called “AgriHack”. The task of the competitors is to prepare and present to the panel of judges a software development relevant to the topic, its client and server parts, to justify the effectiveness and criteria for the successful functioning of an innovative project. The time allotted to complete the task is from 3 to 8 hours. Based on the hackathon, it is planned to conduct an objective assessment of students’ digital skills, practical software development skills, the ability to use programming languages to complete assigned tasks, as well as determine the ability to organize and manage digital systems, and navigate freely in the modern digital environment.

Student developments will be assessed according to the following criteria: scientific approach, possibility of practical implementation, full functionality, relevance, design, ergonomics, novelty and creativity of the ideas.

Based on the results of the hackathon, the jury will announce one winner; the best participants will also be awarded two second and three third prizes. The winners and runners-up of the competition will be awarded diplomas of appropriate degrees and valuable gifts.

In addition, projects prepared and proposed as part of the competition will be reviewed by the organizers with a view to their further implementation and launch into production.

The hackathon is aimed at improving the quality and level of professional training of students, revealing the creative abilities of students in a competitive competition environment and identifying the most talented participants.


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