From increasing the number of trains and trips to reducing waiting time on the platform, private rail operator Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) continues with its improvements on LRT-1, even harnessing Filipino talents for more solutions towards a “biyaheng better everyday”.

In partnership with the De La Salle-College of St. Benilde Hub for Innovation For Inclusion (DLS-CSB HIFI), LRMC today launched Hackatren, which aims to crowdsource for IT applications that will help in further improving customer experience on LRT-1.

“LRMC believes in the Filipino talent,” LRMC President and CEO Juan Alfonso said. “With Hackatren, we will showcase the IT programming skills of Filipinos. It will also be a platform for them to contribute to the uplift of customer experience at LRT-1.”

Hackatren is open to all Filipinos who are 18 years old and above, with a knack for programming, designing, and coding. Interested applicants must form a team of three to four members, of which one is the designer or architect, and the rest are coders.

Registration is open from June 11 – June 30, 2018. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to the Hackatren pre-hack day on June 30, where IT experts and mentors from LRMC will orient the participants in preparation for the main Hackatren event. Qualified teams will move on to the Hackatren event on July 14-15, 2018.