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HackTCNJ 2017 Celebrates Student Innovation in Coding

On February 25 & 26th TCNJ’s chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) finished its 5th annual hackathon which featured around 200 talented student developers from several colleges, universities, and high schools from the tri-state area.

During this 24 hour event, student engineers, designers, and entrepreneurs came together to work on innovative software projects. HackTCNJ gives students of all levels the opportunity to learn additional skills outside the classroom, and to discover recruiting opportunities from great companies.

TCNJ’s ACM chapter hosted this hackathon with MLH, Linode, JHC Technology, McCarter & English, SRI International, Particle, Bloomberg, and Dodge Data. TCNJ’s ACM chapter is incredibly thankful to have such great sponsors to help make this event a great success.

HackTCNJ’s judges selected winners based on the following categories: Best Technical Achievement, Best User Experience, Funniest Hack, Best Social Good Hack, Best First Hackathon Project, Best use of IoT, and Best Hardware Hack.

Category Winners Project Prizes for each team member
Best Technical Achievement Ridhwaan Anayetullah, Darshan Kalola, Noor Syed, Daniel Zhou Exposed: An app designed to encourage friends and group members to arrive promptly at events with a novel twist. (https://devpost.com/software/exposed-yc7tni) Echo Dot
Best User Experience Christopher Beyer Text Me in an Emergency: a simple chatbot program to assist a user when a friend is in need if you cant call 911 from where you are. (https://devpost.com/software/text-me-in-an-emergency) Keyboard
Funniest Hack Henry Shen, Jabari Brown Stack Overflow Counter: Measures how many times you go to Stack overflow (https://devpost.com/software/stack-overflow-counter) Chromecast + Netflix Gift Certificate
Best Social Good Hack Thomas Giulianelli, Sam Chang HereToStay: A handy resource for those who want/need information to help them resist oppression. (https://devpost.com/software/heretostay) Bluetooth Speakers + What if? (book)
Best First Hackathon Project Kristen Crasto, Ethan Crasto, Elisa Idrobo, Mun Kim Shoot for the Mun: A GUI for Twitter Sentiment Analysis: https://devpost.com/software/shoot-for-the-mun Sony MDR V6 Headphones
Best use of IoT Ryan Rosenberger, Sean Kelly, Jacob Douglass gitHug: Get some hugs with the Photon Particle Board! (https://devpost.com/software/githug) Particle Photon Kit
Best Hardware Hack Hunter Dubel, Richard Levenson, Dan Sarnelli, Jeremy Leon Harassment Monitor: Fighting harassment on string array at a time! (https://devpost.com/software/harassment-monitor) Particle Photon Kit

Thanks again to the hackers and sponsors for a great weekend!

All submissions are available to view here: https://hacktcnj-2017.devpost.com/submissions

Photos are available to view here: https://www.facebook.com/591858720864810/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1425142950869712

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