What do you get when 80 high school students #Code4Tomorrow?
Lots and lots of product. 80 high schoolers gathered at Microsoft’s NYC headquarters this past Saturday, and embarked on an intense, day-long adventure as part of NYC Generation Tech’s (GenTech) first NYC hackathon.
Their challenge? To identify ways to make a positive change in the communities where they live and to think about solutions for large social problems related to health, education, employment, and seniors.
Congratulations to the winners:
1st Place: Flappy Words: Helps students learn SAT vocabulary words by integrating word definitions into the game Flappy Birds ($100 prize and year-long subscription to Squarespace
2nd Place: MonsterNote: A note-taking tool that allows students to add notes to educational YouTube videos as a study aid ($50 prize)
3rd Place: TechIt: a jobs platform to connect students to STEM internships and job opportunities ($25 prize)
Honorable Mention: Senior Chat, a video chat platform to connect students and families with seniors seeking good conversation
Read more about NYC GenTech’s first hackathon in our recap on the EDC blog.