MORE THAN 1's AND 0's: CODING FOR POSITIVE SOCIAL IMPACT

Jamie Roebuck-Joseph, ZU News Editor-in-Chief,  covered our first ever HACKATHON event that we put on in partnership with APU’s Engineering and Computer Science Department.  The 72 hour event created a tight time-frame to create, but the teams were more than up to the challenge.

Collaborative computer programming has become all the rage so we had to jump on this opportunity to give students a place to engage, challenge and execute their skills by creating usable software.

The tech boom has filtered into virtually every part of our everyday lives, so it's more important than ever to consider what positive impact it has on society.  All the teams worked so hard and impressed our judges with their ideas, passion and products.  

Justin Rohweller, senior,  pulled an all-nighter and went home with the first place prize of $500 with his “create your own adventure” philosophy app.  

Second place, team Crypto Currency (senior David Bartholomew, junior Peter Cusack and junior Sean Billideau) took home $175 to the APU computer store.  

Want to hear more about it? Read the article Roebuck-Joseph wrote on the ZuNews website  to hear more about the event and interviews with the winners.

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Learn more about entrepreneurship, technology and social change at our Final PITCH event on Tuesday March 20th @7-10PM UTCC.