It's 9:00 Saturday when participants moved to the conference room of the Cyber Tower 1 at Ebony. In a few hours, the start of the WebCup be given and 11 teams have 24 hours non-stop to create their websites, the subject was unveiled at noon. These teams had to create a tourism portal to a different time each.
The challenge of WebCup is to stay awake for 24 hours bosser on his computer. "We do not see the time passing, but the hardest part was about 5 o'clock in the morning," says Patrick Morin of the winning team, eSokia. With three other colleagues, he created a tourist portal whose theme was "The conquest of the Wild West." Originality and creativity are at the rendezvous for this team that has surpassed. And it is almost without difficulty the jury attributed to the WebCup eSokia.
As eSokia, other teams have also demonstrated their talents. Three other prizes were awarded to the teams that their websites have distinguished themselves by the design, content and technology. The prizes were won by Webthugs, Ceridian and Chesteroc respectively. And to achieve their websites, all teams remained taped to their chairs all night. "We left the room only to have coffee, get something to eat and stretch our legs," say members of the Extension Team Interactive.
Meanwhile, while participants are stepping up their positions, WebCup fans and friends can "like" the Facebook page for support as a prize is awarded to the team with the most "Likes" . Thus, for this category called "virality" is the Elite Business School team that won the prize with more than 950 "Likes".
The WebCup is thus a unique adventure, meetings, fatigue and an extraordinary event for the participants. At midnight, fatigue was felt slightly but the organizers did everything to boost the teams and relax atmosphere. Stéphane Sanz, director of EOS Ltd, part of the organizing committee of the WebCup, and throughout the night, he watched the smooth running of the competition.
His task: to challenge and surprises to enliven the atmosphere. Mission accomplished for the director of EOS Ltd which was held in suspense until the 11 teams Sunday afternoon at the close of the WebCup.
Team TNT had planned everything in order to get a good night to his post. Shameerah Jeeawody and his two colleagues, and Faldeen Oozeer Juggoo Pritam, were full of "gajacks" for the night. "This is the motivation that kept us and especially the atmosphere that prevailed. It was mostly a great experience to live, "said the only female team. And after spending 24 hours awake, the woman resumed work on Monday morning as his other colleagues. For the winning team WebCup, eSokia, Monday was a day of much needed rest and this morning (Tuesday) they returned to work after celebrating the unexpected victory.
WebCup - An annual event
Held simultaneously in four islands in the Indian Ocean, Mauritius WebCup is an initiative of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry France Mauritius (CCIFM), with the collaboration of the motia and OTAM. An unusual event, especially since the competition took place in 24 hours non-stop. The other three islands: La Réunion, Madagascar and Mayotte. The adventure began WebCup Reunion in 2010 by a group of friends. This year, for the first time, WebCup is regionalized and a regional championship is scheduled for late 2013 and meet the four winners of the four islands. For holding the WebCup Mauritius, Eric Gouazé made the trip Reunion to act as facilitator.
The winners WebCup 2013:
- The Grand Prize WebCup: eSokia
- The design award: Webthugs
- The price of content: Ceridian
- The technical price: Chesteroc