Infosys lends support to a two-day hackathon in Australia and New Zealand

Infosys lends support to a two-day hackathon in Australia and New Zealand
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17 Aug, 2020

Bengaluru based information technology services (IT) major Infosys lent its support to a two-day hackathon, GovHack 2020, across New Zealand and Australia.

The virtual hackathon, conducted on 14 and 16 August was hosted on hackerspace.com while Slack and Zoom were used by teams for collaboration.

The theme of the event was on ways to learn from the pandemic. Infosys Australia focused on the challenge of reimagining the aged-care experience, seeking easily accessible solutions that can keep the elderly safe.

Infosys New Zealand looked for solutions to improve responses to regional, country or world emergencies.

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“This is Infosys’ third-year supporting GovHack as part of our commitment to nurturing digital talent in Australia and New Zealand,” Andrew Groth, SVP Infosys, region head, Australia and New Zealand, said in a statement.

Infosys said that it had created a dedicated version of its learning platform Wingspan to help participants during the hack. Additionally, the company provided its machine learning module on its artificial intelligence platform ‘Infosys Nia’. This helped the participants with tools and frameworks to manage and apply rules for the flow of data from creation to storage.

A robotic process automation tool from Infosys partner, New York-based UiPath was also given to participants to configure and emulate human actions.

 “Skills in automation and artificial intelligence will play an important role in the future workplace, therefore initiatives such as GovHack are a great opportunity to support learning and implementation of these skills,” Andrew Phillips, Managing Director and Vice President, UiPath ANZ, said.

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