More than 75 students competed in UHACKS, University School’s first hackathon. The hackathon, spearheaded by Stefan Radjenovic '20, is an all-day programming event where high school students come together, form teams around a problem or an idea, and collaboratively code a unique solution from scratch. Their solution could be a website, a mobile app, or a desktop app.
Participating teams came from a dozen area schools including Beachwood, Brunswick, Chagrin Falls, Gilmour Academy, Hathaway Brown, Hawken, Laurel School, Lawrence School, St. Ignatius, Shaker Heights, Solon and University School.
Submissions were judged on technical achievement, aesthetic achievement, and business viability. The winners were:
First Place – RASHionale, a machine learning model that analyzes skin conditions
Hathaway Brown - Jessica Chang, Brigette Fuentes, Vedha Muvva, Shruthi Ravichandran
Second Place – Support Circle, a web app to coordinate caregivers’ responsibilities for the elderly
Gilmour Academy - Danny Botek, Mitch Lamosek, Joe Pahoresky, Dominic Schiciano
Third Place – ARCHER, a website to coordinate fundraising for restaurants and non-profits
Hathaway Brown - Ella Kazazic, Sinead Li, Linda Yu
Spirit Award – Nota – an app to record and transcribe classroom lecture notes for students
Hawken - Shivam Engineer, Nikhil Subhas, Henry Warren
Spirit Award – EduProctor – educational software targeted at 5th and 6th graders
Solon - Carter Prins, Nico Thomas, Justin Tisch
Thank you to our two guest speakers, Mr. David Wintrich from Tech Elevator and Mr. Sam Brenner from Boxcast. Thank you to our sponsors: Eaton Corporation, ParkOhio, Berkadia, Chase and Hyland. A special thank you to our judges from Rockwell Automation and Jump Start.
Congratulations to everyone on their efforts. We will see you at UHACKS 2020!