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Radix Finalist in a Major Global Hackathon

Two finalists from each region around the world selected to compete in the final stage

Nasa site Team pose with the trophy after local awards

Radix was one of the local winners in the largest technology competition, the NASA Space Apps Challenge. Hosted by NASA, the hackathon had over 250,000 participants from around the world working simultaneously during the event. Local leads nominated up to two solutions from each region to compete in the global stage. Radix team represented the location in Rio de Janeiro and was selected to compete for the global awards.

Radix engineers, André Melo, Felipe Moneda, Leidson Germano, Maurício Magalhães, and Rafael Brito developed an app to alert other users of any fire in the region with real time data. Users can quickly share updated information among others alerting about fire conditions.

“We picked the topic and developed the app within 22 hours and we are happy with the results. We believe the idea that a developed solution can impact the business motivated us”, said Germano.

As finalists in the process, the team will send a 30-second video explaining the developed solution. The project will then be evaluated by NASA.

The hackathon took place on October 19-21 and gathered coders, scientists, designers, and makers, among other technology enthusiasts across various countries.