AECOM generates cloud solutions for construction problems in 3-day hackathon

During a typical hackathon, groups of software developers meet over several days to engage in intensive rounds of computer programming. Participants motivate each other to share ideas and collaborate on technology-focused problem solving. While this doesn’t sound like a gathering common to construction managers, one of the industry's largest firms recently tapped into the idea to address issues of importance to its employees and clients. Last month, AECOM and Google Cloud co-sponsored a three-day hackathon event at Google's Playa Vista, California, campus. Attendees were charged with using the Google Cloud platform to work out tech-based solutions relevant to AECOM's infrastructure division. Cloud computing involves delivering and storing computer services solely using the internet rather than local hardware.

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