Ghana’s Tourbly Bags $20,000 at Google Cloud Developer Challenge
Tourbly, developed by a team of students from the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) has been announced regional winner of 2013 Google Cloud Developer Challenge, winning $20,000 cash prize.
The annual challenge, last year in September 2013, invited submissions from the developer community worldwide for new applications built using Google’s Cloud platform.
Out of over 400 submissions from around the world, 12 teams were announced winners made up of 2 teams from each region – Latin America, India, Middle East & Northern Africa, South East Asia, Sub Saharan Africa, United States & Europe.
The team of 3, Precious Ewusi Nyarko, Samuel Ako and Christian Osei-Bonsu, all 2nd year students at MEST developed Tourbly, a platform for travel lovers, working to connect other travellers with friendly & reliable tour guides to hundreds of tourist destinations worldwide.