Virtual Job Consultation App Wins 1st Place in 2018 KMS Hackathon Programming Competition
HCMC, July 19th, 2018 – 2018 KMS Hackathon programming competition, with the topic “Software Concepts Addressing Unemployment in Vietnam and around the World”, has officially announced the final results. The championship belongs to a virtual robot chat app that assists students and employees to orientate their careers and get acquainted with job interview situations. On this occasion, other prizes were also awarded, with the total prize of $ 10,000, and the opportunity to call for investment from both domestic and foreign investors.
KMS Hackathon 2018, organized by KMS Technology Vietnam on July 14th and 15th, with the topic of 30-hour hacking to resolve unemployment, has officially completed. Having surpassed 500 entrants, GameChangers – a team of five young talented programmers with their intelligent virtual chatting and job consulting solution has become the KMS Hackathon first season’s champion.
The product is built with an intelligent chatbot, combined with AI-machine learning and then integrated into Facebook. When users provide their information, the application will automatically analyze and generate questionnaires for mock interviews based on their level of expertise and experience, enabling users to practice their critical thinking and interviewing skills. This app will also provide recommendations that help users identify weaknesses to overcome.
GameChangers, the champion of KMS Hackathon 2018, believes that interviewing skills is highly essential to the youth, especially fresh graduates. The team expresses the idea that while a person might have a good knowledge base and competences, they may still lack interview skillsets which probably cause them to miss potential opportunities; therefore, increasing the risk of unemployment. The team’s performance was highly appreciated by the judges for their ability to complete the concept in such a short time, the applicability of the product and its potential for a long-term investment in the future.
2nd place was awarded to team ‘Infection’, with a job search and career orientating website for students and blue-collar workers. The remaining awards went to teams inventing a job-seeking app for common labors and an emotion detection and analyzing system that help to forecast workplace pressure and turnover.
According to Mr. Dai Tran – Managing Director of KMS Technology Vietnam: “Community development is one of the company’s core business value; therefore, ‘social impacts’ was chosen for the theme of the very first KMS Hackathon this year. By hosting this contest, KMS is striving to develop the tech-talent community by creating a playground for them to meet, discover and grow; Together, they can create meaningful impacts on the society.”
KMS Hackathon 2018 is a 30-hour programming competition for young people who are passionate in technology and in creating useful products that help to solve social problems and make life easier. The competition attracted more than 500 participants from various tech companies, start-up groups and university students across the city. After 30 hours of intensive coding on the spot, the teams presented their products directly to the Board of Judges, comprised of technology director, PhDs in IT and industry experts, to win the total prize of $ 10,000.
This is the first-ever year that KMS Technology has hosted the competition; and, it’s promising to have more expansion plans in the coming years, aiming to continue bringing a practical and creative playground for young talents that are passionate with IT and software development.