Juraj Mičko, 22

Hacker, Organizer
Juraj Mičko
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In the spring of 2017, Juraj came across the opportunity to attend a hackathon called HackPrague. His friends and he stayed up late working to make sure their applications were impeccable and they were thrilled when they found out they had been accepted. He had learned a lot of exciting things about hackathons from the exciting projects, cool swag from sponsors, and to learn new things. 

The project their team invented and worked on is called SummApp. It's an Android app that records spoken words during calls, transcribes them into text, processes the content, and suggests a list of contextual actions after the call. For example, if two people agree to meet at a specific time, it automatically adds the event to the calendar. This app was awarded 2nd place overall and won the "most innovative UX for mobile event discovery" prize by LondonTheatreDirect company for suggesting events related to the content of phone calls. Their team was so motivated that they continued working on it over the summer and released the app to Play Store for beta testers. They also started a collaboration with LondonTheatreDirect and presented them with future plans. Even though the project has finished, their team learned lots about teamwork, problem-solving, and time management.

Juraj was energized by his experience at HackPrague and spent time searching for other hackathons to attend. After the summer of 2017, Juraj attended numerous hackathons in different EU countries, many of them being MLH Member Events. Inspired by other hackers, he decided to start Hack Kosice, the first MLH Member Event in Slovakia. While a small organizing team at first, they eventually grew into a caring family of ~25 organizers whose mission is to build out a hacker community in Central Europe. In its first year, they were able to grow the club and empower 160 hackers!

Even though Juraj is not sure what he will do once he completes his master’s degree and graduates, he still wants to be connected to technology, working with people, and being a part of a passionate team. Attending hackathons and leading Hack Kosice has shown him what he wants to do with his life. 

Quick Facts

Pronouns: He/Him
Hometown: Kosice, Slovakia
School: University of Cambridge
Graduation Date: 2020
First Hackathon: HackPrague (Summer 2017)
Favorite Coding Language: Kotlin
Can't Live Without: IntelliJ IDEA by JetBrains
Juraj and the Hack Kosice organizing team

Juraj Mičko, 22

Hacker, Organizer
Juraj Mičko
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In the spring of 2017, Juraj came across the opportunity to attend a hackathon called HackPrague. His friends and he stayed up late working to make sure their applications were impeccable and they were thrilled when they found out they had been accepted. He had learned a lot of exciting things about hackathons from the exciting projects, cool swag from sponsors, and to learn new things. 

The project their team invented and worked on is called SummApp. It's an Android app that records spoken words during calls, transcribes them into text, processes the content, and suggests a list of contextual actions after the call. For example, if two people agree to meet at a specific time, it automatically adds the event to the calendar. This app was awarded 2nd place overall and won the "most innovative UX for mobile event discovery" prize by LondonTheatreDirect company for suggesting events related to the content of phone calls. Their team was so motivated that they continued working on it over the summer and released the app to Play Store for beta testers. They also started a collaboration with LondonTheatreDirect and presented them with future plans. Even though the project has finished, their team learned lots about teamwork, problem-solving, and time management.

Juraj was energized by his experience at HackPrague and spent time searching for other hackathons to attend. After the summer of 2017, Juraj attended numerous hackathons in different EU countries, many of them being MLH Member Events. Inspired by other hackers, he decided to start Hack Kosice, the first MLH Member Event in Slovakia. While a small organizing team at first, they eventually grew into a caring family of ~25 organizers whose mission is to build out a hacker community in Central Europe. In its first year, they were able to grow the club and empower 160 hackers!

Even though Juraj is not sure what he will do once he completes his master’s degree and graduates, he still wants to be connected to technology, working with people, and being a part of a passionate team. Attending hackathons and leading Hack Kosice has shown him what he wants to do with his life. 

Quick Facts

Pronouns: He/Him
Hometown: Kosice, Slovakia
School: University of Cambridge
Graduation Date: 2020
First Hackathon: HackPrague (Summer 2017)
Favorite Coding Language: Kotlin
Can't Live Without: IntelliJ IDEA by JetBrains
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Juraj and the Hack Kosice organizing team

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