BLATH Team – one of the three teams with the most outstanding and comprehensive technology solutions announced in Zoohackathon Vietnam 2021 – has been recently announced as the “Global Winning Solution” of 2021 Zoohackathon competition.
The 2021 Zoohackathon competition brought together more than 360 participants from 15 countries around the world who developed 83 innovative technology solutions. BLATH team, with their creative solution, excellently won the top prize at the global Zoohackathon 2021.
Before that, in the Zoohackathon Vietnam 2021 Competition (November 2021) with the theme of “Coding to end wildlife trafficking”, Found ranked within the Top 3 of The most innovative and optimal technology solutions which were selected to represent Vietnam in the global final round.
BLATH Team includes members from Hanoi: Nguyen Hanh Linh, Nguyen Hong An, Luong Son Ba, Dinh Quynh Tho, Nguyen Duc Hai. Since high school, this group of close friends has one thing in common: a love for wildlife. The team designed the winning product called “Found” – an application that helps the community report wildlife-related law violations online and offline directly. The collected data is used for surveying and handling violations to further support the work of concerned authorities and NGOs. To know more about Found: Click here.
Zoohackathon is a global competition that brings together university students, coders, developers, designers, project managers, and subject matter experts to develop innovative solutions to address on-the-ground wildlife trafficking issues via technology. This program was started by the US Department of State in 2016. The Zoohackathon Vietnam 2021 is jointly organized by CHANGE, WildAid, FPT University, and Vietseeds Foundation, with support from the U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh.
As the organizer of Zoohackathon Vietnam 2021, CHANGE and WildAid are so proud of the BLATH team for this significant achievement. This is also the pride for Vietnamese technology, as we can create practical and breakthrough solutions, contributing to preventing illegal wildlife trade and protecting wild animals.
Congratulations to our winners!