Belatrix Software challenges Peru’s brightest developers, engineers and software students to develop innovations in “Social IT” during a day-long coding marathon -- Hackatrix 2015 at Lima’s Universidad de San Martín de Porres. An Argentina-based software product and application developer with a significant customer footprint in the U.S., Belatrix is the leading nearshore agile innovator with more than 30 percent of its team members certified as Scrum Masters – the most important credential in agile software development.
Agile innovator Belatrix Software’s Hackatrix 2015, a day-long day-long software development marathon, challenges Peru’s brightest coders to collaborate in teams to design and develop “Social IT” projects. Hackatrix teams must develop a fully functional app or software within a limited timeframe, concluding with the Best of Hackatrix Award to the team with the app that demonstrates the greatest promise for society or biggest impact on users’ well being.
Hosted by one of Lima’s most important universities – Universidad de San Martín de Porres – on Saturday, May 23, Belatrix’s third-annual Hackatrix brings programmers from across Peru together in collaboration with Scrum Masters from Belatrix to complete “Social IT” projects using agile methodology to develop and demo functional apps in just a single day of intensive, hackathon-style team coding.
At Belatrix’s first Peru Hacktrix held at Lima’s Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP) in May 2014, notable projects included the development of a platform that can be used to find lost pets and the creation of a social website for children who suffer from cleft lip and cleft palate. Evaluated by an expert jury on the basis of innovation, project progress and maturity of the team, at Hacktrix 2014, JoyTeam won the Best of Hacktrix 2014 award with “Joyfeel,” a social network platform focused on publishing good news and personal challenges developed in the IOS language.
“We are happy to bring together the best agile innovators in Peru with our expert team of Scrum Masters to spark inventiveness and creativity to bring to lift the brilliant ideas of the participating coding teams,” said Alex Robbio, Co-Founder and Vice President of Business Development of Belatrix. “The social applications developed at Hackatrix 2015 guarantee rapid-fire results and showcase the world-class talents of Peru’s nearshore innovators in Social IT, Mobile and User Experience.”