all registered participants got swags - wooden toys, stickers and t-shirts
All volunteers and staff members got these t-shirts to be recognizable
Hackathon participants are happy to make new friends while working on the projects
Morgan Stroud, Zachary Sheehan, Anthony Grice (Junior), Jasmine Pyle
In addition to the crystal award all team members received one year PressReader subscription to all major magazines, journals and other digital media on their choice.
We appreciate our partner, AT&T, who lobbied with vigor to have kids involved more than we initially envisioned – it was amazingly inspirational and a learning experience for all! We discovered that our high schoolers are way more tech savvy than previous generations. They are thoughtful, engaged and collaborative, responsible and capable. The startup bug bit them at the Hackathon – we can expect more tech entrepreneurs coming… Let’s cultivate this spirit!
Mark Tourtelott, HVTechFest programming committee member, tech expert
The Hackathon process was as follows:
Warm-up with Design Thinking challenge > Pitching ideas > Recruiting and forming teams > Building time > Presenting the solution > Judging > Celebrating.
Participants are forming the line to pitch their ideas now
- Yulia Ovchinnikova
- Ari Weinstein
- Andrea Tejedor
- Alicia D'Amico
The startup bug bit kids at the Hackathon – we can expect more tech entrepreneurs coming… Let’s cultivate this spirit!
Special OpenHub prize - WebDev Bootcamp scholarship - worth $2,500 - was granted to Sugey Vaquero, NFA PTECH student. She is excited to learn real life skills at Web Development
Ari Weinstein and Bill Fioravanti
Public Transportation team
Team members: Israel Pagan, Kevin Leto - PTECH students from NFA - pitching their project in front of HVTechFest Hackathon jury
Our guests and leaders - with Newburgh Free Academy, PTECH
Joe Cupano, Tallie Carter, Yulia Ovchinnikova at the HVTechFest conference opening ceremony
Team members: Cheryl Schneider, Dominick Piaquadio, Ricky Lau, Steven Cina, Rahul Joseph.
The solution used 1Ci platform to build a prototype, it took only 30 minutes using 1Ci platform instead of 2 hours of coding