End of 12th Combis Conference: team Laganica are the winners of try{code}catch hackathon

12th edition of Combis Conference that was held in Poreč from May 23rd until 25th has finished. Before closure the wining team of try{code}catch hackathon has been announced – Laganica.

12th edition of Combis Conference which gathered more than 500 participants from May 23rd until 25th in Poreč has finished. Before conference closure three best teams from third edition of try{code}catch hackathon which was organized within Combis Conference from May 23rd until 24th have presented their hackathon solutions to all conference participants, after which the winners have been announced. Team Laganica are this year’s winners of hackathon and winners of the main award in amount of 20.000 kunas. Second place won Riteh Web Team, and third place went to team Imutables.

On this occasion director of try{code}catch hackathon, Mladen Maras said: “15 teams have competed on hackathon over the last two days, and jury had very hard time to choose the best solution. This years’ task – development of web and mobile application for blood donation – was very challenging, but I believe that students have recognized its potential for society and because of this reason that they have put even more effort into developing it. Through three years of hackathon we have dealt and experimented with various topics, and what I am extremely proud of is this year’s advancement in terms of format and permeation of hackathon and Combis Conference. In this way we have created something new and different for conference audience but also for young ICT talents. ”

After winners of hackathon announcement, also the winners of CoCo Quest game have been announced. Participant have collected points through mobile application across all three conference days, through lectures, polls, visits to sponsors at CoCo Sponsors Street, through sports activities, entertainment, hackathon try{code}catch and other CoCo mini events, and by filling out final surveys. 12th Combis Conference was filled with gamification so that all participants had a chance to have fun and to learn something new. Winners of the CoCo Quest have won plenty of valuable prices, and also all participants voted for the best speakers on Combis Conference, so the best lecture was ‘Palo Alto Networks Security Operating Platform’, and the best speaker was Tomislav Kosanović, Head of Business Technology Development Department from Hrvatski Telekom.

On the closing ceremony of the Combis Conference, Mladen Gregović, Board member in Combis has highlighted that today we depend on technology more than ever, and tomorrow we will depend even more, so we need to prepare on that. “Through these three dynamic days we tried to show how unlimited possibilities of technologies are and that we are all creators of its value. So, how much technology will help us in business depends on all of us which are using it. We believe that all conference participants will return to their business environments with new dose of IT inspiration and with desire to improve part of their business routines. In its 12 years of existence, Combis Conference has become essential place for ICT community, so we proudly announce the next 13th edition”, said Gregović on closing session.

With Conference partner Hrvatski Telekom, Combis Conference sponsors are also: platinum sponsor Cisco, gold sponsors Dell EMC and Intel, F5, Fortinet, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Lenovo, Netapp, Palo Alto Networks, Unify and Veeam Software, silver sponsor Lexmark and Microsoft Hrvatska and media sponsors ICTbusiness.info, Lider, Mreža, Netokracija, Novi list, Privredni vjesnik, tockanai.hr, tportal.hr, Večernji list and Yammat FM.

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