Cisco: FinHacks

Talent scouting

– Project Description

Cisco was looking to identify up-and-coming tech talent for future co-op and full-time opportunities.  So, they invited computer science and engineering students to Swim with the Big Fish, and work out of their cutting-edge North American Innovation Centre for 48 hours surrounded by their IoT technologies and prototypes.

Hackathon Summary

Working alongside mentors from Cisco, the hackers experimented with wearables, beacons, geofencing, sensors, and 3D printers to build IoT solutions.

Participants were able to first-handedly experience the most advanced technologies on the market and Cisco talent representatives had the opportunity to see hackers in tight-quarters and under strict timelines.

Process

Developed event strategy and generated a project plan

Designed event experience and finalized logistics

Created website and informational content

Recruited judges and participants

Ran hackathon and provided support for a successful hack

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