Hermes inspires innovators of tomorrow at first Hackathon

The UK’s next generation of innovators have gone head-to-head to create a range of exciting solutions that could enrich the home delivery industry at a Hackathon organised by Hermes, the consumer delivery specialist. A multi-platform live chat application and an enhanced GPS tracking solution designed to drive down fuel consumption were among ideas concocted by students from Leeds Beckett University and judged by a panel of experts including a member of Google’s technical team.

Hermes, who delivers parcels on behalf of 80% of the UK’s leading retailers and etailers, including John Lewis, Next and Arcadia Group, staged the event alongside the University in order to encourage the innovators of tomorrow to bring pioneering ideas to life. To facilitate this, Hermes granted the students special access to its sophisticated development portal and the company’s APIs (Application Program Interfaces).


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