Premium Beauty News - This year’s competition was unique in that it imposed a finished product created in 3D. How did it go?
Marc-Antoine Jamet - This year was more complex than expected. We had three main difficulties. The first was the theme: the idea was to deliver something concrete with a prototype, which is much more difficult than delivering an idea. As a result, the challenge also involved learning how to use prototyping tools, i.e. the software and the printer. Lastly, we had very high expectations as regards environmental protection.
The award went to the team that managed to streamline the process, but generally speaking, once again, I am astonished at the work everyone did in four days: they did not know each other the day before and they teamed up to deliver really great work.
Premium Beauty News - How would you sum up the 2018 Hackathon Maker?
Marc Antoine Jamet - The strength of Hackathon lies in the youth it puts forward. These young people face a jury of professionals happy to work in a different context. There is this notion of knowledge transmission and preparation for the future, this will to support and create new emerging generations.
Premium Beauty News - What about next year?
Marc Antoine Jamet - I think we will go back to a blend of nationalities within the teams, just like we did in 2017. We could not do it this year due to the 3D software and printer training: we needed French participants. But global participation creates interesting dynamics. In 2019, I want to open the competition to creative freedom, not restrain it.