The School of Computer Science in co-ordination with Johanna Beneteau, Internship Coordinator of the Master of Applied Program (MAC) and Windsor Hackforge organized the Winter 2017 Hackathon, which took place over the weekend at UWindsor from January 27th to 29th, 2017.
Proud sponsors of the event included, Hackforge Windsor, the EPI Centre, WEtech Alliance, CCD and AM Fredericks. Fifty students divided into seventeen teams participated in the coding competition. Teams had to select one of the challenges presented by the community/private sponsors and were tasked with presenting a solution at the end of the competition.
Congratulations to all the students that participated in the event. Special mention goes to the winning teams of the event.
Below is the complete list of the awards, their winning teams and the challenges they tackled:
Best Overall: TransitAR (City of Windsor API Challenge)
EPICentre Most Commercial Potential Award: Team GeoRisk (AMF Challenge)
Most Creative: Team GoBot (Open Data Windsor Essex Challenge)
Judges’ Favourite & Bike Windsor Essex’s Pick: Team BRAV-O (Bike Windsor Essex)
Best Use of Data: Mighty Pythons (Open Data Windsor-Essex Challenge)
"The indicators for the success of this event are twofold: 1) student participation, providing them with exceptional experience and opportunities, and; 2) making good on industry commitments and building relationships to promote our internship program for them", said Dr. Ziad Kobti, Director and Professor of the School of Computer Science.
This Winter Hackathon was featured on Windsor CTV News