Rootcode Labs wins at ‘Global Hack’ | Daily News


Rootcode Labs wins at ‘Global Hack’

Alagan Mahalingam
Alagan Mahalingam

Rootcode Labs, a software product engineering company, known for developing innovative mobile applications, web applications, and enterprise applications won first place in the work track at the “Global Hack - Fighting a Global Crisis” hackathon.

Having competed against 12,000+ software engineers, designers, entrepreneurs, technologists, and citizens from 100+ countries, the winning product developed by Rootcode Labs, Serw is poised to help professionals in several industries overcome the challenges posed by COVID-19 and deliver their services to customers seamlessly.

Organized by AccelerateEstonia, Garage48, and Guaana, with the support of the European Commission, Global Hack is one of the largest hackathons in the world. Described as a global movement, its goal was to develop solutions to address the immediate and future challenges posed by the coronavirus.

Held online, the hackathon consisted of several tracks covering a broad range of challenges.

The Work track was focused on developing solutions to help organizations and working professionals adapt to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 outbreak. It was led by Gary Kasparov, former World Chess Champion, Avast Security Ambassador, and author of Deep Thinking. Participating in this track, Rootcode Labs worked over 48 hours from April 9 to 12, aiming to address the needs of professionals with the support of world-class mentors.

Describing the challenges they identified, Founder and CEO of Rootcode labs, Alagan Mahalingam said, “COVID-19 has changed the way we live and work and most of these changes that look temporary right now may remain permanent. Since people are getting used to consuming products/services from home, having a digital platform to discover experts from different industries and talk to them through a video call from home might become a preferred method going forward.”

This is why Rootcode Labs built the mobile app Serw. Through the use of video calls, the app allows professionals from different industries to connect with their customers.

Working with local and international businesses alongside independent professionals, Rootcode Labs aims to develop an array of on-demand video-based services. These would be in several areas such as fitness, teaching, counselling, legal advice, etc. With these efforts, Rootcode Labs is looking to introduce Serw to international markets in the coming weeks, to assist working professionals everywhere to overcome the challenges of the coronavirus outbreak.

Headquartered in Sri Lanka with corporate offices in Europe (Estonia) and Silicon Valley (San Francisco, USA), Rootcode Labs is a software product engineering company, known for developing innovative mobile applications, web applications, and enterprise applications. 

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