#Asia Teacher’s help: Google Indonesia announces 5 hackathon winners that will rock the way we study

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Prior to the competition, participants took part in intensive workshop series Indonesia Android Kejar which was held in five cities

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Hackathon Indonesia Android Kejar finally concluded on Thursday with the announcement of its five winners in Jakarta. The competition — a collaboration between Google Indonesia, the Ministry of Education and Culture, and e-commerce giant Bukalapak — challenges local developers to build apps to serve as digital solutions for teachers, students, schools, and parents.

The winning teams are:

1. The Alphabet, by Yogyakarta-based Mighty Morphin. The app utilises augmented reality as a medium to learn alphabets. The group won US$2,200 cash prize.

2. Teras, by Surabaya-based C#11. The app is a communication platform for parents, teachers, and students. The group won US$1,650 cash prize.

3. Bisindo, by Surabaya-based Bisindo. An app that helps students to learn Indonesian sign language independently. The group won US$1,100 cash prize.

4. TeachcASK, by Jakarta-based Invent. The app facilitates remote learning for both teachers and students. The group won US$368 cash prize.

5. Guruku, by Surabaya-based Guruku. The app enables geotagged search for teachers providing after-school lessons, as a mean for teachers to make extra income. The group also won a US$368 cash prize.

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For two days, 100 participants (who were divided into 31 groups comprising of two to four members each) had the opportunity to learn from various mentors in the tech industry.

“Not only that we are aiming to hone participants’ skills in developing quality applications, we are also connecting those who are interested in working in this sector with local startups, through a Career Aspiration Day event on May 26,” said Google Indonesia Head of Public Policy and Government Relations Shinto Nugroho in a statement.

Prior to the competition, the participants took part in an intensive workshop series Indonesia Android Kejar which was held in five cities – Bandung, Jakarta, Semarang, Surabaya, and Yogyakarta. The workshop gathered around 2,500 participants.

They were judged by Ir. Ananto Kusuma Seta, M.Sc., Ph.D, (Expert Staff at Innovation and Competitiveness, Ministry of Education and Culture), Andrew Kurniadi (Google Developer Expert, Android), Sanny Gaddafi (Google Developer Expert, Product Strategy), Sigit Adinugroho (Freelance UX designer) and Hasanul Hakim (Head of Mobile App, Bukalapak).

Image Credit: Google Indonesia

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