‘My People Care’ Cloud Service Wins €40,000 in Seville


IT Carlow team ‘My People Care’ Cloud Service Wins €40,000 in Seville

The ‘My People Care’ software project whose members come from IT Carlow, finished 2nd in the FIWARE ‘Smart Society’ competition in Seville, Spain, on Friday 17th October 2014. An investment prize of €40,000 was awarded to the team.

FIWARE is the Future Internet cloud project supported by the EU. Its main aim is to propose an open way, an open architecture, for the development of cloud technologies in the EU.

The goal of the worldwide FIWARE Smart Society competition in Seville was to support the development of applications based on this innovative FIWARE cloud technology.

The My People Care team who travelled to Seville for the week-long competition was made up of Dr Chris Meudec, Lecturer in Software Development at IT Carlow, and of Dominik Chomic and Robbie Lynch both recent graduates of the Honours Degree in Software Development from IT Carlow.

The My People Care project in development is a service that allows its users to securely store their own private medical information using their smartphone and share it, if they wish, with any number of carers. Its aim is to ease and facilitate the work of carers by synchronising a patient’s own records.

The IT Carlow team was one of 20 teams out of 300 to be selected last June for the finals in Seville.

“Overall the members of the IT Carlow “My People Care” team found the experience fantastic and gained much valuable knowledge about FIWARE and made many new valuable contacts”, commented Dr Chris Meudec, IT Carlow Lecturer.

Nigel Whyte, Head of IT Carlow’s Department of Computing & Networking commented “The IT Carlow team are elated to have been awarded the 2nd prize as it validates their business plan as well as recognises their own programming skills and the quality of IT Carlow’s Software Development degree in Software Development.  Congratulations to Dr Meudec and our Software Graduates Robbie Lynch, Dominik Chomic on this great achievement”.

With this award, My People Care will be able to take their next logical steps towards providing a full solution for people in need of care.



Pic: L-R Carlos Ralli, Telefonica Research & Development and President of the Jury, Dr Chris Meudec, Robbie Lynch, Dominik Chomic


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