HackNow is a contest we ran over the summer, challenging the young developers in Europe to come up with innovative, useful and novel applications or hacks. We received around 300 applications from the under-18 year old technical talent in Europe and the quality was superb.
The winner was clear. The 15-year old Luis Iván Cuende from Spain, with his distributed web-tech based desktop, Asturix On, presented at the HackFwd Build 0.7 to a great reception. Asturix On tackles a challenge at the very edge of development in distributed personal computing, and Luis Ivan's passion and expertise for his project comes through loud and clear. Luis Iván received the first prize of €5,000 and the latest Android phone – and a standing ovation from the HackFwd audience.