The University of Aizu Challenger Badge System is used to recognize and reward students by giving a digital badge for participation in extra-curricular activities such as international events, hackathons, and programming contests. Users and organizers of an event can follow each other on this system, so they can create a community, gathering people with common interests. This system helps students to develop their skills at an international level, and can also be used to get an advantage in job hunting.
Students can gain challenger badges through the system by participating in a lot of activities. We aim to develop students' competency of taking action that leads to achievements and enhances their learning and technical skills by learning and competing with others.