Marc Garriga, CEO of desideDatum, participated last December 19 in the first edition of the contest FGC Hackapp as a member of the jury.
Organized by Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya with the collaboration of apps4citizens, FGC HackApp is a contest that rewards the development of mobile technology solutions with the aim of promoting creativity around the use of Open Data offered by FGC, which aims to encourage the development of innovative proposals to enrich the travel experience and the Use of company facilities.
Beyond the social, economic and environmental benefits of using public transport, the time that citizens spend and share in FGC facilities (transportation and / or leisure) can be an opportunity for learning, interaction and the relationship with the user community.
The winner of this first edition of the competition was the project “El meu tren”, valued for its usefulness and holistic vision when integrating all rail transport services in Catalonia. The application has been created by two young guys from Cervera, Marc Celeiro, 15, and his brother Óscar, and the jury has especially valued the ability to take over the use of public transport, the high level of content and its technical quality.
Marc Garriga, as one of the top european experts on Open Data, Transparency and data reuse in the Smart City area, was part of the jury in charge of choosing the winner among the 6 proposals submitted. He and the rest of his fellow judges emphasized the high level of all the proposals presented, as well as his ulititat and his high degree of development.