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Intellego Holdings PLC
24 October 2011
Embargoed until 7am 24 October 2011
Intellego Holdings plc
("Intellego" or "the Company")
Intellego (AIM: IHP), a leading digital learning company specialising in the provision of productivity improvement, is pleased to announce that at the weekend it hosted its first ever Hackathon in London to promote the development of innovative and commercial mobile Apps.
The Autumn Hackathon was the first in a quarterly series of digital technology hack days bringing together developers from the UK and Europe to pool their talents in a competitive environment to create new applications for the booming mobile and social networking platforms. The event was held from 9am on Saturday morning, with the developers coding through the night to 5pm on Sunday at CentralWorking.com - the trendy, boutique co-working club off Tottenham Court Road in central London.
A panel of leading entrepreneurs, VCs and developers judged the competition, awarding prizes in two main categories: The most innovative App and the App with the best commercial potential. The winners of the Autumn Hackathon were each awarded prizes of £2,000 of legal services from law firms Irwin Mitchell and ADL Legal, plus Chrome Laptops for each team:
Most Innovative App: an iPhone Lightsabre, designed by Kornel Lesinski using the iPhone's gyroscopic capabilities and neural network technology, he created a multiplayer lightsabre game that links to a TV.
Best Commercial App: A top 'Trump' education game, designed by Team Trump Trifecta that allows different skins to be applied to the card sets to provide multiple game types. Quality tested and played by a five year old, the team proved the game worked and engaged its audience.
Intellego will be running the Winter Hackathon in late January 2012 which will focus on mobile Apps for the estimated 2 million visitors to the London Olympics next Summer.
Andy Hasoon, CEO of Intellego, commented, "We are delighted to be the lead sponsors of the Hackathon events. Intellego is all about promoting educational development through digital, online and mobile technology, so working with some of Europe's leading App developers has been an exciting experience for us."
For further information:
Intellego Holdings plc 020 8977 8744
Beaumont Cornish Limited (Nomad) 020 7628 3396
Rivington Street Corporate Finance (Broker) 020 7562 3357
Allenby Capital Limited (Broker) 020 3328 5656
Nick Naylor / Nick Athanas
Leander (Financial PR) 07795 168 157
NOTES TO EDITORS
Intellego is a digital learning company which specialises in the provision of productivity improvement, compliance and process change using training to provide the solutions. The appropriate solution may be digital learning or instructor led, or blended learning a mix of the two, to regulated industries and distributed workforces. Intellego was founded in 2002 and listed on AIM in December 2004.
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