Last weekend, November 24th and 25th, LINAGORA was a partner of the Hackathon Solidaire organized by the student association of Binet Réseau of the Ecole Polytechnique, also simply called X.
Ten teams of students from the X, coached by our experts, Michaël, technical director of OpenPaaS, and Guokan, developer, worked 27 hours non-stop, to propose the most innovative technical solutions to citizen associations.
Thanks to the energy and work done during this event, the “Catholic Association of Services for Youth” (ACSJF) was offered a mobile social network application, and the associations “Juris Secours”, and “Merci for the guest ‘, who is helping the poorest, an optimization of their website.
This event resulted in an immense satisfaction for the LINAGORA experts, whose DNA is the sharing of knowledge and the free software culture, as evidenced by Sabine Rolland, HR manager of the group: “We are extremely proud to have contributed to the success of these technical challenges at the service of associations.”
For Guokan, developer: “This Hackathon gave students the opportunity to understand and solve real-world problems that associations face in their digital strategy. This initiative strengthens the links between schools, students, associations and businesses. “
An experiment that could be repeated, according to Michel-Marie Maudet, CEO of LINAGORA:
“It was a great moment of sharing and transferring skills with the teams of Polytechnique and Binet Réseau, on the most advanced technologies of the web: nodeJS, vue.js, etc … This type of event must be developed more widely in order to promote the main principles of the “3rd Digital Way”, platforms and Open Source, as a continuation of LINAGORA’s core values. “
Finally, for Flavien Solt, Vice President of the Binet Réseau of the Ecole Polytechnique:
“All the objectives have been fulfilled! The coaching was really top notch: they were pedagogue and extremely competent. Thanks to you all! “
LINAGORA is proud to support initiatives aimed at making the most innovative technologies accessible to everyone, from students to associations, but also the organizations it supports every day, in France and abroad.
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