Between the 11th and 14th of April ScaleFocus, together with “Technology for the Young” foundation and Loznica Municipality organized the national WEBLOZ competition 2014 for web development. The web tournament gives the young talents from 5th to 12th grade an opportunity to present contemporary web projects and share new ideas.
This year’s edition of WEBLOZ, held under the motto – “Supporting the young talent!” involved the contestants, their mentors and technical leaders (some of them ScaleFocus’ professionals). The competition had three different categories: “Web App”, “Web site” and “Web enterprise” and two age groups – from 5th to 8th grade and from 9th to 12th grade. Prominent IT specialists compound the jury and assessed the projects. The finalists are:
Web App (5th to 8th grade) – First place for Yassen Georgiev from Pravets with his box-office BiletBG that sells digital tickets. Second is Radostin Emanuilov with the project Geocaching that aims to provide useful GPS knowledge and third is Radostin Emanuilov with Online system for tests (e-examination) project.
Web site (5th to 8th grade) – First place: Emanuil Djambazov and Hristo Avramov from Silistra with their project “20th century discoveries” – a web site dedicated to the most important discoveries of the last century. The second place is for Nikoleta Misheva with www.sugestology.uchenici.bg and third is Velizar Zarkov.
Web enterprise – First ranked Dimitar Uzunov and Zdravko Andonov from Blagoevgrad with the mobile application Relaxis that measures the stress levels. The second place took Vesselin Stoyanov with the online platform for trip sharing – Drive.me! Third ranked Bojidar Ivanov with his project BOSA – Book And Organize Sport Activities.
Web App (9th to 12th grade): One of the most challenging categories, where the winner is Vesselin Stoyanov with his Drive.me! online platform (distinguished also in the Web enterprise category). The second place here was for Kristian Krumov and Victor Kirilov with their project Smartfly – a system for creating presentations and the third was for Radostin Marinov with his project Visual programming with Capture Script.
Web site (9th to 12th grade): First in the category are Stoyan Canov and Nikolay Mikov from Pirdop with their website Guitarfish that helps the beginner guitar players in their musical endeavors. The second place was for Nia Miteva with a dedicated website for the artist Dimitar Mitev and the third place took Yanislav Kalvatchev with his project “Pazardjik – the town for you”.
WEBLOZ ’14, supported by ScaleFocus, gathered 101 talented participants from 28 Bulgarian cities, with 76 web projects in all three categories. More details about the finalists and the projects can be viewed here.