A conference and hackathon was organized by the MSU Business Incubator and QIWI group, focusing on technologies and products that change traditional business models and leave unnecessary mediators behind.
Students of the programmes in Business Informatics and Software Engineering took part in the Confothon (conference and hackathon) ‘The World without Mediators’. In just 24 hours, HSS students devised, developed and launched a mobile application called ‘GetHelp’ that enables people to get instant help for a fee. The participants received a special prize from QIWI for the best technological and financial project.
The team was represented by:
HSE students managed to develop an up-to-date mobile application, demonstrating their skills in using modern platforms for developing apps that help to reduce time when making decisions and realizing ideas.
The conference and the hackathon were organized by MSU Business Incubator and QIWI group. The conference programme focused on information technologies and financial and technical solutions and partner products that change traditional business models and leave unnecessary mediators behind.
The following companies were conference partners: QIWI group, MSU Business Incubator, Visa, Uber, VoxImplant, AmoCRM, GoTo, Hackspace ‘Stal’ (‘Steel’), VeeRoute, the Russian Association for Electronic Communications, Redmadrobot, Chatbots Community. Over 250 students and experts took part in the event, 47 ideas were presented, and 8 projects were selected by the jury for the final.