UA&P students Jove Calalo, Javier Luis Barreiro, Danielle Marie Peralta, Jose Hector Calilung, and the team’s coach Jamie Emilie Alabin ranked second in the 2021 Estée Lauder Companies Virtual Hackathon “Hack4A11y” held last October 28. Members of Icarus, UA&P’s competitive hackathon team, they bested students and alumni from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of California Berkeley, New York University, University College London, University of Toronto, and professionals from EPAM Systems, Accenture, and Estee Lauder.
This marks the first time an all-Filipino student team has won the competition, placing them alongside previous winners from prominent universities and corporations such as Cornell University, the University of Southern California, Johnson & Johnson, and Walmart.
The 2021 Estée Lauder Companies Virtual Hackathon was focused on developing accessible and inclusive solutions to help tackle challenges that people with disabilities face on a daily basis.
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