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Meeting The Challenge

In ECS’ latest hackathon, participants used open-source data to address the challenges of this new abnormal and create innovative workforce solutions aimed at shaping the future of work. Teams competed across two brackets: one for ECS employees and a graduate bracket for students interested in developing enterprise solutions. Before submitting their final projects, each team had the opportunity to work with ECS coaches to guide and shape their ideas.

ECS employees Ben Duffin and Rick Torzynski discuss their winning proposal!
Winners of our student bracket from Purdue University celebrate their victory.
Pictured (L to R): Anisha Desai, Snigdha Rai, Mayank Jha, Kshama Sharma, Usama Ather, Prerak Patel, and Sakshee Agarwal

Fierce Competition

Judges whittled down the field to three finalists in each bracket. Teams were measured on project scalability, technical solutions, difficulty, and transportability, as well as overall value in addressing the future of work. Solutions ranged from a dashboard that helps companies improve the mental health of their workforce to a telecommuting savings calculator that allows users to estimate the optimal telework schedule based upon information specific to their market. After being selected, the finalists presented their projects live via a web conference to ECS leadership, industry experts, and academics. The field was extremely competitive, but in the end, only two teams could be named winners.

ECS would like to congratulate



for winning our inaugural hackathon!

Another hackathon is just around the corner.

If you are interested in participating, head over to our LinkedIn and give us a follow. We’ll be announcing the date and topic of our next hackathon soon! If you’d like to join ECS and contribute to our culture of innovation, head to our Careers page and apply today! With positions across cybersecurity, cloud, data and AI, and digital transformation, we just might have the right opportunity for you.

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