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All-Night App-titude

Twenty one computer science students pulled an all-nighter in Calkins Lab at the Annual Spring Hack-a-Thon. The Hack-a-Thon, hosted by Student Computing Services, is a twelve-hour (8pm to 8am) coding competition in which teams of up to four students create programs and applications that benefit the Hofstra community.  Seven teams participated in this year’s event. 

Freshman Stam Evmorfiadis took first place for creating an app that collects information and manages the queue of student requests for jobs on the 3D printer in the Student Computing Services office.


Second place went to sophomores Yuliang Xue, Derrick Hamilton, Kevin Maldjian and junior Mustafa Ghadiyali for their app called Catalyst, which allows students to use their fingerprint to log into applications such as Facebook and Twitter.


Graduate students, Angana Kanbid, Dakshal Shah, Nicholas Kumia came in third for ColdFire, an Android app that allows students to share study material.

Dr. Xiang Fu, associate professor of computer science, Sharon Goldsmith, director of operations at the Center for Entrepreneurship , Brian Ferris, web and mobile development manager,  Dr. John Vaccaro, assistant professor of engineering, Dr. Elisabeth Ploran, assistant professor in cognitive neuroscience, and Dr. Hak Kim, associate professor of information systems and business analytics, judged this year’s competition.

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