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Hackers vie for PLUS prize


KUALA LUMPUR: Eighty hackers from 20 teams are competing for a prize of up to RM30,000 in the PLUS Hackathon 2018 programme.

The contest, organised by PLUS Mal Bhd for the very first time, is aimed at creating innovative applications or products for the country’s largest highway concessionaire.

PLUS chief innovation and technology officer Shamsul Izhan Abdul Majid said the programme was in line with the company’s goal of providing smarter highway travel.

He said the programme would also provide opportunities for participants to share ideas on applicationsto help PLUS provide smarter, safer and cost-effective highway services in the future.

“The team which is successful in creating a product, prototype or interesting and practical application will be given the opportunity to become PLUS’ smart partner,” he said during the launch of the programme here yesterday.

Themed #hackingthehighway, the 24-hour competition, which began yesterday, is joined by experts in digital application creation, computer software, graphic designers, project managers and other related fields. — Bernama

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