27 Nov 2017: Mathematics undergraduate part of team that wins AIB Hackathon

Pawel Szydlowski, a final-year student of DT220 BSc (Hons) Industrial Mathematics, was one half of the team that won AIB's fourth annual student Hackathon event. Pawel teamed up with Aisling, a DIT Engineering student, to form Bus Busters and compete against over 200 other students from over 50 third-level institutions.

The event took place in the AIB Bankcentre on 18 November 2017. Over the course of 12 hours, Pawel and Aisling's team, Bus Busters, competed against other two person teams to create an app that demonstrated innovation, creativity and imagination. The theme of the Hackathon was promoting the Smart City – a city which is easy to navigate, efficient, sustainable and clean. Pawel and Aisling's entry applied a user-orientated approach to create a dublin bus accessibility app, winning the €2000 first prize!

Congratulations to Pawel and Aisling – future innovators and entrepreneurs!

BSc Industrial Mathematics student, Pawel Szydlowski, with Aisling Lee who won first prize at the 2017 AIB Hackathon.