Vienna Create “Dating Tinder-App” for Dogs

A dating app for dogs that makes it easier for dog lovers and breeders to find the right partner or stud dog for their four-legged friends: Riccarda Stolz and Lukas Subr surprised everyone with this idea at the 1st Viennese apprentice hackathon, which was recently launched as an online competition the stage went. In the programming competition, the apprentices had to create the basic framework for an app in one day that would be of use to their own company or the general public. Apprentices from all professions could take part. Work was carried out in teams that were divided into three categories and rated according to their previous programming knowledge: rookies (without previous knowledge), professionals (little previous knowledge), experts (programming experience from an IT apprenticeship). 38 apprentices in 16 teams from 10 Viennese took part.

“The variety of ideas and the creativity of the apprentices were great. In the short time they have created really great projects and thus proven that as digital natives they can not only operate modern technology, but also have the know-how to shape the future with them. The best prerequisites for future professional life, because these skills are in demand in business, ”Walter Ruck.

An app that stands out
Riccarda Stolz and Lukas Subr won the “Professionals” category with their dog dating appPawtner”. Both started their training as IT system technicians in the Vienna branch of the international IT service provider Atos at the beginning of September. How did you come up with the idea for the dog tinder app? “We wanted to do something special. I already thought about what it could be in advance, and that’s when I came up with the idea of ​​the dog dating app, ”says Stolz, who is a dog owner herself. Lukas Subr was immediately enthusiastic. “There’s nothing like that yet. That we won the hackathon with it really flashed me, ”he says. The aim of the two is to be successful in the upcoming national competition. “We are of course very proud of our offspring,” says Sabine Ratmanner, apprentice trainer at Atos. In general, the company found the concept of competition to be successful. “For an IT company, the hackathon offers a good comparison with apprentices from other companies,” says Ratmanner. A total of nine Atos apprentices took part in five teams in the Vienna apprentice hackathon.

IT skills are in demand for future skills
The apprentice hackathon was organized by the Vienna Chamber of Commerce together with the education provider DaVinci Lab. In order to create the same conditions for everyone, all groups used the same technical tools. In addition to creativity, technical implementation and design, the presentation of the project was also rated by the jury.

This was made up of
Alexander Eppler, education officer at the Vienna Chamber of Commerce
Rudiger Linhart, chairman of the professional group IT service providers in the Vienna Chamber of Commerce
Erich Huber, head of the apprenticeship office at the Vienna Chamber of Commerce.

By the way, girls and boys worked together in two of the three winning teams. Overall, one fifth of the participating apprentices were female.

So it goes on
The first and second place winners in each category are now going to the national finals, where they will meet teams from other federal states. The national finals will take place on October 27th and 28th, the winners will be presented at the WKO CodingDay on November 9th.

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A dating app for dogs that makes it easier for dog lovers and breeders to find the right partner or stud dog for their four-legged friends: Riccarda Stolz and Lukas Subr surprised everyone with this idea at the 1st Viennese apprentice hackathon, which was recently launched as an online competition the stage went.

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