As Poslovni Dnevnik writes on the 3rd of May, 2019, in a sea of popular hackathons, engineers from Croatia’s Infobip invented a brand new concept of developmental entertainment called Code Escape last year, in which software engineers use their knowledge and skills and solve logical and technical puzzles in order to complete the game within a limited timeframe. The event is inspired by the popular Escape Room concept and is of a humanitarian character, and all lovers of coding and good fun are free to participate.
After the successful Code Escape, organised last year in Zagreb, this year’s event will take place in the recently opened Infobip Office in Rijeka, where some forty experts currently work. Infobip’s main desire was that by solving the puzzles, the teams also contribute to the development of the local community so that through code, participants “unlock” the amounts Infobip will donate to the “My place under the sun” (Moje mjesto pod suncem) project, designed to provide children in a poorer socio-economic position with a stimulating environment. This praiseworthy act involves DIRA Rijeka which promotes, develops and improves work with children with developmental difficulties, as well as the Kantrida Children’s Hospital.
“We’ve put a lot of effort into designing Code Escape, we’ve created and tested ten puzzles over a six month period. The best part is that in addition to having fun in a relaxed atmosphere, with pizza and a team, we’re using our development skills to invest back into the community. Last year in Zagreb, we had a large number of entries and we hope to have the same response in Rijeka,” said one of the organisers, Infobip’s Anja Hula.
The engineers are the driving forces of Infobip, which is reflected in the company’s established strategy – to become the Centre of Excellence for Engineering, which, coupled with state-of-the-art technology and great work methods, brings together the best software engineers in creating innovative communications solutions at both a regional and a global level. Denis Ćutić, senior software engineer at Infobip, was the initiator of this game, while dozens of developers participated in its development.
“Although I work within the largest IT company in Croatia, we’re far from a corporation because the company is run in an informal environment and we’re able to share knowledge and work on developing projects with our colleagues and developers that improve the technology community, but also contribute to society, and this sets us apart from the others,” stated Denis.
More information on the humanitarian game that will be held on May the 18th in the Infobip Rijeka office at Martinkovac 109, as well as the application form, are available here.