Thank you! We’ve reached the end of Shift Faro first edition and so far it has been a success!
On this first edition of Shift Faro 20 sponsors shared our vision and helped start something bigger at a regional level. We estimated that an initiative like this could at least interest around 50 participants, yet we ended up with 80, completely surpassing our expectations.
It had some flaws like any first edition. A hackathon may not be what everyone wanted but we took the first step in shifting from smaller to bigger initiatives, and it will hopefully not be the only (and last) event of the genre in the region. Currently we’re gathering the participants’ feedback so that we can provide an even better experience in the next edition!
At a personal level, it has been a very challenging but educational experience. I’ve ended up discovering a very different city from the one I already knew existed all this time and I hope that in each edition we can shift everyone’s perception about what’s being made in the Algarve.
I want to thank everyone who made this event possible:
- Food & Beverages
- Timing: João Carvalho, Pedro Cipriano
- Website / Social Network / Branding
- ETIC_ALGARVE: Nuno Ribeiro, David Carranca, Sonia Rosa, Mariana Martins, Carlos Rodrigues, Filipe Pires and all the photographers and camera men present at the event
- Dengun: Adriana Palma, Cláudia Pereira, Inês Parreira, Miguel Nunez
- Turbine Kreuzberg: Raquel Pontes
- CRIA: Hugo Barros
- Universidade do Algarve: André Botelheiro
- Geek Sessions, Miguel Coquet, Ricardo Soares, Humberto Glória, André Jonas, Bruno Barreto, Hugo Barros, Luís Brito
- Activities such as Pub Crawling and the Saturday’s Exercise
- Daniel Jorge, Ana Marques, Paulo David, Patrícia Ribeiro, Penélope Gonçalves, Miguel Fernandes, Miguel Coquet, Humberto Glória, Vanessa Nascimento, Inês Boski
I may be the organizer, but this event would not exist without every single one of these entities! So thank you everyone for your effort and participation. Next year, we’ll shift the country!
Some fun facts about this year:
- Approved participants
- Total: Aprox. 80
- Male: 72
- Female: 8
- Youngest participant: 17
- Oldest participant: 50
- Average: 29
- Most popular age: 24
- Most popular city: Faro
- Farthest distance according to Google Maps: Macau
- Number of different cities: 23
- Number of different countries: 5
- First Hackathon?
- Yes: 70,2 %
- No: 29,8 %
We’re going on a break before getting back to the drawing board and thinking up new ways to gather the community. Until the next initiative, stay in contact with us by subscribing to our newsletter so that you can be the first to find out about news and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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