Last week, Hofstra University’s second Make-A-Thon/Hack-A-Thon event at Calkins Lab gave students the opportunity to explore and create Halloween-themed digital projects. The Make-A-Thon featured special hands-on activities, including 3D printing, basic electronics, and robotics.
The Hack-A-Thon was an all-night computer coding competition that challenged teams of students to create programming to benefit the Hofstra community.
This year’s judges were: Xiang Fu, associate professor of computer science; John Vaccaro, assistant professor of engineering; and Mike Devlin, coordinator of information systems.
Team .Pride – Christopher Davie, Denson George, Mazharul Onim, John Xue
Developed a program that will let students create a petition/sign a petition for events/items they want on campus
Team rottersquare.dmx – Tyler Barragan, Kirt Gittens, Ryan Henning
Created a program that would allow students to find other interested students for collaboration on projects (ie.: film majors who need actors, students interested in getting a team together for the Hack-A-Thon)
Team Sheawne – Alex Cain, Diana Gonzalez, Sean Ladendecker, Thuraia White
They created a program that would let students input various fields of information to generate an online resume/website
Team – The Under Achievers – Zachary Vampola, Matt Enea, James Ray
Created a program that would find open food establishments on campus
Prizes included Nexus 7 tablets, SONY headphones, and veho camcorder bundles.