“Final evaluations for the 2020 teams are set to take place this week.”
The FIDO Alliance’s Korea Working Group has issued an update on its 2020 Hackathon. The organization hosted a Mid-Term Meetup Event at Telecommunication Technology Association (TTA) on July 1, giving participants the opportunity to share their projects and get feedback from members of the Korea Working Group.
That Working Group had originally planned to host a full-day meetup, but switched to a half-day format due to the health and scheduling pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic. Half of the participants were able to attend in person, while the other half attended virtually.
The Meetup was ultimately put together to help keep the 19 participating teams on-task as they work towards the completion of their projects. The Hackathon has been dubbed a Goodbye Password Challenge, and it asks teams to develop an online service concept that advances FIDO’s passwordless authentication protocols in some capacity. With that in mind, the teams were expected to complete a short article about the FIDO Alliance and its protocols as a Mid-Term homework assignment.
The Korea Working Group launched the 2020 Hackathon back in April. The organization is hoping to build on the success of the inaugural 2019 program, which matched finalists with a corporate partner for a three-month mentorship. That mentorship format was changed the second time around in response to the coronavirus.
Final evaluations for the 2020 teams are set to take place this week. The top five teams will present their projects and receive awards at the FIDO Seoul Public Seminar in September.