Team SkyCap Awarded Second Place at Largest Hackathon in APAC Region

Over the Easter weekend, Australian Computer Society hosted a hackathon to help find solutions in the effort to flatten the curve of the recent Coronavirus pandemic. The 48-hour hack began on Thursday 9th April at 6pm (AET), concluding on Saturday 11th April at 11pm.

The event was the largest in the APAC region with over 2000 participants, 230 teams over 60 challenges, supported by 30+ sponsors[1].

Team SkyCap, consisting of members from WhiteSky Labs, Capgemini and Salesforce participated in the education challenge. 

The pandemic has disrupted every industry, including the education industry, which has been forced to rapidly pivot and find new ways of teaching a remote student base. Many students have been instructed to continue their class based education while working from remote locations. There are a range of education services available to students but the access to these resources is either limited, or fragmented across a range of service providers.

In the 48-hour hackathon challenge, the SkyCap team of John Moses (WhiteSky Labs), Chris Symes (WhiteSky Labs), Monica Racha (WhiteSky Labs), Elham Abawi (Salesforce), Senthil Sundaram (Capgemini) created a flexible, cloud based, core education platform called Sky School.

The team progressed through as finalists and were awarded second place in the education challenge.

“A big thanks to ACS for hosting this event and to Capgemini for being one of the sponsors to make this happen. It was extremely engaging; a great opportunity to work with our new colleagues and support other like-minded individuals through a good cause.” John Moses, Principal Consultant at WhiteSky Labs.

See the full list of finalists here

About the solution

The Sky School solution aggregates various silo applications and brings them into one centralised, secure and trusted platform utilising best of breed enterprise grade technologies. The platform can adaptively form student groups for specific learning paths, has flexibility to run in the cloud or on-premise, is self-sustaining through creation of reusable contents and has the capability to match skills of teachers for class allocations.

SkyCap’s Sky School hackathon solution re-defines the thought process that existing education systems don’t address. It’s an end-to-end fully integrated education platform which provides a unique & fulfilling experience for public, private and Catholic schools to set up a virtual and on-premise system to run their entire education curriculum including non-core education services.

About Capgemini

Capgemini is a global leader in consulting, digital transformation, technology and engineering services. The Group is at the forefront of innovation to address the entire breadth of clients’ opportunities in the evolving world of cloud, digital and platforms. Building on its strong 50-year+ heritage and deep industry-specific expertise, Capgemini enables organizations to realize their business ambitions through an array of services from strategy to operations. Capgemini is driven by the conviction that the business value of technology comes from and through people. Today, it is a multicultural company of 270,000 team members in almost 50 countries. With Altran, the Group reported 2019 combined revenues of €17billion.

Visit us at www.capgemini.com

About WhiteSky Labs

WhiteSky Labs (WSL) is a MuleSoft Systems Integrator Premier Partner and a specialist integration consultancy dedicated to MuleSoft AnyPoint Platform. WhiteSky Labs has over 150 staff delivering solutions across the ANZ, APAC region and was formally acquired by Capgemini on 1st April 2020. The corporate headquarters are located in Sydney, with additional offices in Melbourne, Singapore, and the MuleSoft Centre of Excellence based in Manila. To learn more about WhiteSky Labs and its full range of services, visit www.whiteskylabs.com or contact [email protected].

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[1] https://www.arnnet.com.au/mediareleases/65462/over-2000-hackers-get-to-work-today-in-acs/