HackQC 2019 Competition
ÉTS students take 1st prizeWednesday, March 20, 2019
A team made up of members from the Cédille and App|ETS clubs took top honours at HackQC 2019, the provincial programming competition that was held in Québec City on March 10.
The students won the grand prize of $6,000 for their Tragile app.
Roch D’Amour, Christelle Delalleau, Xavier Clément, Alexandre-Xavier Labonté-Lamoureux, Jalil Bengoufa and Charles Guertin surrounded by the competition organizers and partners, along with Éric Caire, the Minister for Government Digital Transformation
Tragile (for “trajet facile” or “easy route”) is an application that offers users various routes to reach the desired destination on foot or by bicycle. Each proposed route is accompanied by a safety rating that takes into account a number of factors, including the presence pedestrian walk signals and the history of vehicular collisions at relevant intersections.
In keeping with the theme of “Digital interaction with citizens”, participating teams were required to propose applications aimed at improving mobility in a sustainable manner and enhancing knowledge of the territory.
The applications that were developed also had to use open data from one of the municipalities or participating organizations associated with the Données Québec portal.