„Fit for Future“ teacher-support-app wins Socal Hackathon Vienna
22. March 2019
50 young coders, designers and social innovators travelled from ten European countries to attend the Social Hackathon at Austria’s Federal Computing Center. Within two days, new applications with social impact were created.
Fit for Future is a web application that supports teachers to foster 21st century skills development of their students”, Tobias Feitkenhauer
, member of the winning team and systemic coach by profession,
explains the application, "
Our solution provides teachers with rituals, methods and assignments they can easily implement in their lessons to grow competencies such as "
of their students. All methods are scientifically proven and are designed
increase the effectiveness of the teaching.”
Winners may join an international program
One of the benefits winning SHack Vienna is being supported by the international EYA community. Tobias and his colleagues are invited to attend a training course on Social Impact Measurement in Tunisia as well as pitch in front of the AWS First Jury to win a 20,000 Euro seed-funding. The team aims to develop the app to a marketable product.
To achieve the best results, the young changemakers were supported by twenty international coaches with various fields of expertise. “The BRZ is leading the Austrian market when it comes to e-government-technologies. As such, we look to support young IT-talents and therefore enjoy hosting the SHack”, comments Gernot Silvestri, Division Director for Individual Applications with the BRZ, “With our quite recently established “Innovation Factory” we offer a secure sandbox-environment, in which innovative new ideas can be tested under simulated real-life-conditions and start-ups can bring added value to the public sector. Results of those simulations are then published on the virtual community
kettenbruck.at, showing municipal topics in which digital progress is already applicable today.”
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