APT Rocket.Build Academy 2017 is complete
and we're back from Boston with the winners!
The Rocket.Build Academy 2017 is over, and we have an overall UK winner. 19-year old George Christian, studying for a BSC in Computer Science at Sheffield University, has taken home the first prize with his innovative route planning tool, Geojob.
In a close second place was Eddie O’Donnell, a postgraduate student at the University of Bristol. Eddie impressed the judges with his Forage application, allowing diners to find restaurants catering for specific dietary requirements inspired by his sister who is a vegan
The two finalists and the APT team had a fascinating week in Boston, visiting the city and exchanging experiences and knowledge with our friends at Rocket Software. Eddie and George had to work hard, presenting their submissions to the competition’s judging panel as they battled for the winning slot, but there was time to relax too. We explored Boston on Segways, visited the local restaurants and were treated to a performance from Rocket’s own in-house rock band, led by CEO Andy Youniss.
More details will follow about the winning projects and Eddie and George’s own experiences of Rocket.Build so watch this space. We’ll also tell you how you can enter Rocket.Build 2018.