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Next interesting competition was held in the country with the support of Azercell Telecom LLC. Starting from March 10 “Barama HackDay 2016” project brought together junior programmers with the organization of “Barama Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center”. Overall, 43 teams (consisting of 3 members each) applied to “Barama HackDay” 2016 and 13 of them qualified to participate in the competition following the evaluation by Board of Judges. The event started with a training course on “Learning Web Programming with Python” and followed by the competition kicked off at 9.00am, March 12. The competition lasted for 36 hours and the programmers worked throughout the period without sleeping according to the event slogan “Code. Eat.
Sleep”. The competing teams, each consisting of a designer, a front-end developer and a backend developer, were instructed to develop a web resource on a given topic in “food” sector in 36 hours.
Each team presented the developed resource within a period not later than 5 minutes to the Board of Judges in the award ceremony on March 14. The winning team “Works On My Machine” members Onar Aliyev, Eldar Alasgarov, Rauf Aliyev were awarded “Huawei mate s” smartphones. The second and third place winners “YUSOFT” (Elshad Pirimov, Rufat Babakishiyev, Hikmat Qurbanlı) and “Bet265” (Mazahir Eyvazlı, Rahman Mammadov, Xumar Musayeva) received special presents from Barama Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center.
“PizzaMizza” provided catering services for the programmers throughout the competition. Official information support to the event was provided by “technote.az” portal.
Hackathon is a globally known competition in which developers collaborate as a team to develop digital recourses in a short time frame. The event considered to be a “party” for developers aims to provide an opportunity for the new “hackers” or programmers to meet each other, get deep understanding about this culture and produce products to benefit the people.
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Azercell Telecom LLC was founded in 1996 and since the first years sustains a leading position in the market. Azercell introduced number of technological innovations in Azerbaijan: GSM technology, advance payment mobile services, M2M,MobilBank, GPRS/EDGE (mobile internet), 24/7 Customer Care, full-time operating Azercell Express offices, mobile e-service “ASAN imza” (ASAN signature) and others. With 48,2% share of Azerbaijan’s mobile market Azercell’s network covers 99,8% of the country’s population. In 2015, the number of Azercell’s subscribers reached 4,5 million people. In 2011 Azercell deployed 3G and in 2012 the fourth generation network – LTE in Azerbaijan. The Company is the leader of Azerbaijan’s mobile communication industry and the biggest investor in the non-oil sector. Azercell is a part of TeliaSonera Group of Companies serving 186 million subscribers in 17 countries worldwide with 27,000 employees.