Neptune, N.J. (August 27, 2015) – WorkWave® (www.WorkWave.com), a leading provider of cloud-based field service management and “last mile” fleet management software solutions, will host its third annual “WorkWave Hackathon” event on September 12, 2015, at Monmouth University’s Howard Hall in West Long Branch, N.J. The Hackathon, co-sponsored by the Monmouth University School of Science, will pit teams of talented software developers against each other in a competition to create a fully functional application that assists visually impaired, deaf and hard of hearing or disabled citizens in completing everyday tasks.
“WorkWave’s commitment to addressing the needs of its surrounding community has opened the doors for some incredible breakthroughs. Last year’s winning development team produced an app that helps connect volunteers to relevant local charity events,” said Chris Sullens, president and CEO of WorkWave. “This year, by examining the daily struggles faced by disabled citizens, the many talented developers participating in the Hackathon will work hard to create apps that produce technological solutions to help alleviate these struggles.”
The final apps will be evaluated on creativity, level of difficulty, execution and, most importantly, the degree to which the application helps those in need. Developers can score extra points by using a WorkWave API in their final product, or incorporating a wearable device. The winning team will receive a $1,000 prize, with various runner up prizes.
Visit www.workwave.com/events for more information or to register for the event.
WorkWave (formerly Marathon Data Systems) is a fast growing leader in the massive industries of field service management and “last mile” fleet management software – a $45+ billion market worldwide. The company connects all aspects of a field service or “last mile” transportation company’s business through its tightly integrated, mobile-first suite of software solutions, which include WorkWave Service, WorkWave Fleet, WorkWave GPS, WorkWave Marketing and PestPac. This comprehensive offering provides its 8,000+ customers with an unprecedented level of insight and information about their business that allows those businesses to delight their end-customers at every touchpoint and supercharge their business. Founded in 1984, WorkWave has been recognized with multiple awards for its outstanding growth and culture, including the Inc. 5000, SmartCEO Future 50, and Best Places to Work in New Jersey. For more information, visit www.workwave.com.