Being a judge is not easy when the talent is high.
On September 12, 2015 at 4:00 pm, We Can Code Judges for WCC HACK Ensenada 2015 had their work cut out for them. Judges were tasked to choose the best of the best from a group of 120 participants and 24 teams. They focused their attention on demo presentation and overall project scope.
Local tech and entreprenuer leaders formed this multi-talented group including: Karim Jernite, Founder and CEO of Advnacio, Inc., and the wecancode.org community, Eme Morato, Co-Founder of Dev F, Luis Angel Monge, Director of technologies at Cetys Ensenada, Juan Pablo Flores, Commissioner of Major League Hacking Mexico, Michell Martinez, Founder of HUB Center Ensenada, Victor Valle, Director of Operations at LiteKey, had the tough job of deciding what projects would come out on top and be crowned the 1st, 2nd , and 3rd prize winners.
Projects were judged under the criteria of four elements including: Quality and Innovation of the idea, Functional Implementation, Overall Visual Appeal, and Overall Impact.
“I was excited to see what the teams had developed. Last year, we had amazing talent that came up with solutions for multiple problems. This year we are seeing those ideas take on new meanings and form with the introduction of hardware. For me, the judging portion was not the difficult part of the job, it was selecting the top three of many projects that I considered great. As judges, I definitely felt we had our work cut out for us but in the end, I feel we made the right decisions.”
Karim Jernite, CEO and Founder of Advancio, Inc., and the WeCanCode Community.