KUALA LUMPUR, 26 OCTOBER 2021 – Oracle Malaysia and Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) today announced Team Tech Shack as the winner of the UiTM-Oracle Data Hackathon 2021. The team was awarded the prize for its autonomous mall tracking agent, aimed at enabling shopping centers to remove the process of giving out physical number cards, yet be able to keep track of the number of customers inside the facility at any time, limiting contact and congestion to control the spread of COVID-19.
The event focused on using technology to find solutions to issues hindering Malaysia from achieving its smart city vision and to come up with alternative solutions. The theme of combating the spread of COVID-19, was prevalent across the 14 teams of five individuals, each from the Faculty of Computer and Mathematical Sciences, which participated in the virtual hackathon.
“Urbanization, globalization, climate change and demographic change are all putting pressure on people’s quality of life, safety and security. Many city authorities have been put in a challenging position to tackle problems related to these topics in addition to the challenges that have come with the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re encouraged to see the talent at UiTM, as we seek new ways to connect, get better insights to foster a better environment and develop smarter and safer cities in Malaysia,” said Fitri Abdullah, Country Managing Director, Oracle Malaysia.