Conceived by the German Marc Higgins, and developed together with his compatriot Emanuel Müller, by the Brazilian Fernando Jardim and the Swiss Adriano Dupraz, as part of the Data Science course at Le Wagon, the application allows any company to receive alerts by email (with the photo) and a phone call when the camera detects an of someone without a mask in a certain environment.
Nuno Loureiro, manager of the Le Wagon programming school also explains that more and more international students are looking to come to Lisbon to become programmers: “Our courses have received more and more international students from a wide variety of backgrounds aiming to transitioning to tech careers. The employment rates in these areas are quite high since there is a lack of qualified professionals. According to our report for Southern Europe, despite the adverse context, 89% of our students found employment in the first 6 months”.
“More and more companies are looking to Lisbon to establish their technology development centers. Even with all the changes due to the pandemics, we not only see cases of new office openings like Salesforce or VTEX but also the expansion of companies that are already established in the city like Uber or Volskwagen Digital Solutions. In addition to offering an excellent quality of life, a large amount of specialized talent and being the second city that hosts the largest number of events in the world, we have a very active innovation ecosystem and large-scale projects, such as the Web Summit and Hub Criativo do Beato"
Tech companies, organized by sector, that have opened an office or research centre in Lisbon. Image: Lisbon City Council
If any company would like to use the application, they can just access the open source code in this Github repository for free and adapt it to your business needs or find out more about the project on this page.