“There was a lot of fanfaronism,” Tomáš Vondráček commented on Friday in our podcast that he could make the site operational in the weekend. As the Friday start approached, doubts began to creep into the organizers. As the programming started, it turned out that they were empty. The team, who had never seen each other before, managed to work almost nonstop at incredible turnover and even added new gadgets to the original assignment. You can rate and test the results of their work on the web ferznamka.cz.
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And what other tweaks are there? The site can use the camera to recognize whether or not a license plate has a highway toll. They also applied an automated call center with a robot to solve the most common user requests for a few dollars. The state commissioned this solution for several tens of millions, wanted to build a new call center and employ non-stop operators there.
From another hecu created language mutations. Meanwhile, you can switch eshop to Slovak or Polish. However, other languages are also planned, including Japanese. “I see no reason why a person who comes to the Czech Republic with his car from Japan could not buy a vignette at an e-shop in Japanese,” amused the hall full of journalists and programmers Vondráček.
“We have shown that it is possible. And perhaps it will affect the state's behavior in awarding all contracts. Not only those in transport and not only those in the IT sphere. All volunteers came up with an unbelievable determination and hopefully we helped everyone to show an alternative way, ”concluded Tomáš Vondráček.
The government is interested in the solution. “I believe that we will be able to take over the eshop and connect to our systems. All we have to do is to program the part that falls under the secret regime, so I believe we will manage everything by December 1, when the e-shop is to be launched, ”outlined the Government's interests for the Ministry of the Interior for IT Vladimir Dzurilla.
In addition to the 400 million, the weekend Hackathon ZNAMKAMARADA has saved additional state money. Today, Minister Havlicek announced that he cancels all contracts related to electronic vignettes. For example, a tender for the distribution of vignettes, which was quantified at 477 million crowns.