Angelo Mermiklis Wins Pega Hackathon
noted the winners of the Pega Community Hackathon 2020 – Pega's first
hackathon open to its global community of developers. The six-week event
attracted more than 750 registrants and 75 final projects focused on
helping organizations navigate the COVID-19 crisis with better customer
and employee experiences.
Other prize category winners included:
The Inspiration Award to Cognizant team for 'Empathia' – Given to the top submission that addresses worldwide pandemic problems, the Cognizant team's solution minimizes communication gaps between organizations and employees during a crisis.
The Innovation Award to Ajanthan Arulananthar for 'DX API Doc Gen' – Awarded to the best solution that helps employees work efficiently in the pandemic, Ajanthan from Virtusa created a time-saving Pega component for generating documents dynamically from Pega applications.
The Community Choice Award to the student team from Chennai Institute of Technology for 'Feed the Need' – Eight students from CIT won for the highest public vote total with an application that connects people in need to critical resources and donations.
A panel of Pega judges evaluated submissions based on their level of
innovation, real-world impact, and execution. Both professional
developers and coding novices submitted projects using Pega Platform™,
the market leading low-code application development solution. All award
winners will receive cash prizes, with Best in Show also winning free
passes to PegaWorld iNspire 2021.