Qlik (NASDAQ: QLIK), a leader in user-driven Business Intelligence (BI), today showcased the winning Qlik Hackathon application, Medair Interactive Scorecard, which was built and designed by Qlik partners Speros Kokenes of Axis Group and Jason Mondesir of Aculytics. Built on QlikView.Next, the scorecard supports the fundraising efforts of international humanitarian organization, Medair, one of the two official Corporate Charity Partners of the Qlik Change Our World Corporate Social Responsibility program. Medair is a global organization that helps people who are suffering in remote and devastated communities around the world to survive crises, recover with dignity and develop skills to build a better future. The Medair Interactive Scorecard provides a visual snapshot of the impact changes in funding would have on the number of beneficiaries in a given humanitarian response. The Qlik Hackathon, held at the company’s 2014 partner conference, Qonnections, focused on helping Medair’s fundraising efforts by challenging teams to use QlikView.Next and its platform with open APIs and web integration capabilities to develop an impactful application for the organization. The Hackathon was also supported by Qlik partners, HP Vertica and GNIP. In just one day, participants leveraged Twitter data and Medair’s internal information on budget, expenditures, fundraising and beneficiary data on the types of emergencies Medair responds to and how many people they have helped around the world to build an application. The goal was to uncover impactful insights that the organization can use now and in the future. “It was incredible to see Qlik, HP Vertica and GNIP come together to support this event and utilize our data from remote locations around the globe to help us analyze our work better. The resulting applications will help not only Medair but other humanitarian organizations in the future,” said Wendy Dyment, MD, MPH, Senior Health and Nutrition Advisor for Medair. “The winning entry stood out by examining multiple variables and creating an internal scorecard showing the relationships between our funding, impact, donors and the types of humanitarian crises we respond to – from disease outbreaks to natural disasters. We can now calculate the amount of money it would take to reach all the beneficiaries in a certain crisis in the world with just the slide of a mouse.”
“We were extremely honored to be able to work with Medair for this year’s Qlik Hackathon and help them use data to further the impact of the great work they are doing worldwide,” said Peter McQuade, vice president of Corporate Social Responsibility at Qlik. “The application, created by our partners from Axis group and Aculytics, showcases their deep expertise in QlikView and keen eye for design. Furthermore, it provides Medair with an application that supports their fundraising efforts and ultimately helps change our world by maximizing the impact of their work with some of the world’s most vulnerable people.”The 2014 Qlik Hackathon took place at Qonnections on April 6, 2014 in Orlando, FL. Contestants had one day to develop an application in QlikView.Next based on a given data set with challenges and clear requirements defined by Medair. For more information on Medair and Qlik’s partnership, please visit: http://www.qlik.com/us/company/community-service. About Qlik Qlik (NASDAQ: QLIK) simplifies how people explore their data to help them make better decisions. With its QlikView Business Discovery platform people quickly bring data sources together to create dynamic visual applications that can be navigated and searched intuitively. QlikView uses Natural Analytics™ to reflect the way human curiosity searches and processes information, while delivering the enterprise manageability, governance and service offerings organizations require. Qlik and its global partner network support approximately 32,000 customers in over 100 countries. © 2014 QlikTech International AB. All rights reserved. Qlik®, QlikView®, QlikTech®, and the QlikTech logos are trademarks of QlikTech International AB which have been registered in multiple countries. Other marks and logos mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.