EA and Politehnica University Hackathon
In 2013 EA Romania was present at the Hackathon contest hosted by Politehnica University. The event was organized by Innovation Labs and targeted highly skilled IT and business-oriented students with a keen eye for technology, from leading universities in Bucharest: University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest, University of Bucharest and Bucharest University of Economic Studies.
This event gathered more than 130 participants (total of 18 teams) who had to turn an idea into a prototype in 24 hours. So through discussions, presentations and direct collaboration with mentors, the teams had fun attempting to develop the best phone application in the Health and Lifestyle field.
Hackathon winning teams will participate for the following 3 months in business training courses and seminars organized by Innovation Labs including the opportunity to work closely with mentors. The event encouraged young people to be innovative and develop new ways of approaching the development process.
EA Romania was very visible at this event by having consoles in the playing area, a relaxation area, as well as both Alex Marinescu and Andrei Lazarescu attended and actively mentored the students. During the event, Alex was also part of the jury. EA was the only company which had such an active presence and due to this EA had huge visibility among the students.