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Undergrad on Cisco internship speaks at San Francisco's TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon 2017 about his RideMate App.

Bruno Calogero is a penultimate year UCL EEE undergraduate student currently working at Cisco in California.

Bruno Calogero is a penultimate year UCL EEE undergraduate student currently working at Cisco in California on a year’s internship through the Cisco International Internship Programme (CIIP)  where he and the 5 other UCL Engineering students are ‘having the time of our lives’ according to Bruno!.

 During his free time Bruno attended San Francisco’s TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon 2017 where he created a geolocation based ride sharing app called RideMate with a team within 20 hours. The broader vision and goal of the app is to solve major issues in the advancement of smart cities, which includes reducing congestion by promoting safety proof shared rides, reducing CO2 emissions and environmental impact. The video below shows Bruno explaining the app in front of thousands of Silicon Valley’s tech community during the event:

Bruno said "We initially set out to learn swift in a weekend but it turned out to be something much greater than that. We actually built a new ride-sharing experience none like any that are currently in the market. A service that leverages the power of Augmented Reality (AR), a great set of mapping and road analytics APIs, and most importantly one that takes into consideration environmental impact." 

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 Whilst Bruno’s app didn’t win first place at the hackathon, his team did win $6000 worth of TechCrunch tickets!