We wrapped up this year’s Hackathon on Sunday! Even though we had to switch to a virtual format this year, we still had 12 fantastic presentations and had over 50 students sign up. We would like to thank our students, mentors, volunteers, and judges for helping make this year’s Hackathon a success!
Here are this year’s winners:
Best Tech: StudySmarter
Ashleigh Turnbaugh – UMBC
Emma Fleck – UMBC
Stephen Allen – UMBC
StudySmarter is a web platform where users can communicate with past and current classmates. It provides a chat room that allows students to connect with one another based on their study needs or interests. They can post questions to different groups, make connections for job opportunities, and form groups for easier and more efficient studying.
Best Design: Neuroitch
Hailey Gee – Carroll Community College
Wren Stanger – Carroll Community College
Lauren Conaway – Carroll Community College
Neuroitch is an app that allows you to find activities and products in your community while curing your boredom through suggestions and advertisements of what local businesses have to offer. The app allows small businesses to advertise to users who support these businesses in a virtual environment. It combines the ideas of wholesome wellness activities and connections to small local businesses to create a unique, self-actualizing experience.
Best Pitch: Ambrosia
Christopher Kasprzak – UMBC
Jean Rommel Marquez – UMBC
Harishwar Bachu – UMBC
Elijah Henderson – UMBC
Ambrosia is a social media app that is centered around food. Users create profiles where they share their likes and cravings, connecting with others with similar tastes. Users can follow each other and share, like, and comment on posts. Through this, Ambrosia creates a community around food, allowing food enthusiasts to share their food and cravings, local providers to promote their own businesses, and users to decide what to eat.
Best Idea: inforMobile
Allison Dietz – UMBC
Alexander Levanduski – UMBC
Aidan Atkinson – UMBC
Hamza Umar – UMBC
Mikee Ibayan – UMBC
InforMobile is a ridesharing safety app for autonomous vehicles that helps riders feel comfortable and confident while riding in an autonomous vehicle with people that they don’t know. This app will allow users to request rides based on their needs, such as cargo space, accessibility, and even style. Riders immediately have access to information about the autonomous vehicle as well as those who would be riding with them, giving them the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the environment as well as the option to cancel their ride.
And our overall winner…
James Heller – Carroll Community College
Cheyenne Tarr – Carroll Community College
Orbbit is an app that helps you learn skills ‘in your orbit,’ helping users to learn life skills that are no longer taught in school from a marketplace of teachers. Simple skills are demonstrated via short videos called “Bits,” helping students choose which skills to develop and which teachers to support.
Again, thank you to everyone who came together for this year’s Hackathon! We’ll see you next year!