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IT students successfully attend in the W&W Hackathon

Five students of the HFT Stuttgart have successfully participated in the 1st IT Talents Hackathon of the W&W Informatik GmbH

W&W Informatik, the IT service provider of the W&W Group (Wüstenrot and Württembergische), held its 1st IT Talents Hackathon in virtual form at the end of September.

Students of the HFT Stuttgart were represented in both winning teams, among them 2 students from the bachelor course Business Informatics, two from Computer Science and one student from the master course Software Technology.

In a hackathon, the combination of "hacking" and "marathon", teams develop creative solutions within a short time.

Prof. Dr. Oliver Höß,
Department of Computer Science and Business Informatics

The objective of the 1st IT Talent Hackathon of W&W Informatik was to implement a prototype of a seat reservation system for the new W&W campus in Ludwigsburg and Kornwestheim.

JHipster, an open source application generator, was used for the implementation. After some training time, it allows the fast and efficient development of Java applications using Spring and Angular. The HFT students were able to make optimal use of their Java knowledge.

HFT students were represented in both winning teams. Together with students from other universities and with W&W employees, impressive results were achieved in the end.

We congratulate the participating students Frank Garbe (Business Informatics), Cedric Feune (Business Informatics) and Marco Schäfer (Computer Science) as well as Marvin Klein (Computer Science) and Ratnadeep Rajendra Kharade (Software Technology).

It is planned to repeat the Hackathon next year - hopefully in physical form then.


Publish date: 16. October 2020 By Prof. Dr. Oliver Höß ()