The Peruvian Society for Environmental Law (SPDA) is an organization dedicated to integrating the environmental component in development policies in order to achieve a sustainable and equitable society and to promote, under the principles of ethics and respect for nature, responsible citizenship.
This year, the SPDA celebrates 30 years of work to improve environmental management in Peru, and has therefore decided to organize, together with ESAN University, the Hackatón por la Amazonía (Hackathon for the Amazon).
Goal: Sensitize students and developers on the importance of the Amazon as well as identify interesting software and hardware projects to promote the importance of the Amazon and the natural protected areas.
The Hackathon took place in the University ESAN with the support of the Ministry of Environment, Municipalidad de San Isidro, SAP and Internet Bar Organization (IBO).
Saturday, May 28th 2016
1) 86 participants
2) 20 projects presented
3) A database with relevant information about the Amazon
First Place: Creatividad Ahora (Creativity now)
The product developed was a sensor able to capture sound waves produced by the tools used in illegal mining in order to create alerts that are uploaded to the internet. The authorities can then react and take action against these activities. This device seeks to avoid increasing illegal mining on the banks of rivers and other water sources. The team members were: Miguel Solier, Julio Tayson, Juan Quijana, Meuler Moya, and Angel Uceda.
Second Place: Niímay
The “Nií App” is a mobile and web application that allows people to call local communities to become volunteer rangers for national protected areas. The aim of this app is to empower volunteer rangers by providing information and technological tools for better awareness of the need to protected our biodiversity.
The team members were:Joan Macha, Frank Franco, Josset Jucelí Gutierrez and Lopez .
Third place: Hallo World
This team developed “Trivia Amaz?n” a game that allows through a didactic method, to know the wildlife species of the Peruvian Amazon. Users will also be informed about the situation of these species, their state of vulnerability and may even meet organizations that protect them. The team was composed by Bruno Coronel, Jorge Ricaldi , Ken Mendoza and Diego Linares.
Honorable mention: Somos Azúcar Arbio
This group presented a project linked to the adoption of trees in the Amazon through a virtual platform. This will allow the guardians of the forest (legal dealers, native communities and property owners) who do not have financial resources to conserve trees and to have an opportunity to address illegal logging or deforestation. The team members were: Luis Silva , Tatiana Espinosa , Laura Vargas , Rocio Espinosa and Jose Guillermo Inche.