Lionel Durant - Lightning talk
Lionel Durant - Lightning talk
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Andrea Tejedor, the fearless HVTechFest Hackathon leader, is rushing to the stage to announce the next step
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The grand prize (and the Audience Award) was awarded to the Space Track team. Jarred Duggal (Syracuse, NY), Taylor Dinardo and Tanner Festa (Suny New Paltz students, NY), Patrick Meaney (Poughkeepsie, NY), Gerard Vinyes (Catalonia), Aidan Young (Canada), Jacob Johnston (Newburgh, NY). They built the SpaceTrack website to help students, particularly those who struggle with executive function, to organize and prioritize tasks in the new virtual environment. Tasks can include courses, social interaction, exercise, and other goal-oriented activities. SpaceTrack includes games, a prioritization calculator, task selector, parent portal, and a VR display, not to mention its awesome space theme!
it was a great warm up challenge allowing kids to start thinking differently
Alicia D'Amico, Yulia Ovchinnikova and Dmitry Pavlov awarding HVTechFest team leaders
Best Ed Tech prize sponsored by DataArt was awarded to Remote Learning Wizard. Frangelina Cartagena, Caesar Bell, Lydia Lumbert, Arlo Weston from Poughkeepsie, and Anish Ganesh from India, created a platform where kids can access after school support.
great to see such a diverse participants - hitech-lowtech, youth and pros. Cheryl Schneider is IT professional with startup ideas
It was exciting to see 120+ professionals working side by side with youth, and competing equally.
We discovered that our high schoolers are way more tech savvy than previous generations. They are thoughtful, engaged and collaborative, responsible and capable.
These amazing NFA students are committed to solve their community challenge - Newburgh's poverty! They know how technology can change people's lives, and they have a specific solution.
this was fun experience collaborating through Discord, planning through Padlet, communicating through Zoom, - applying social distancing networking skills through diversed platforms.
Great learning experience for all!
Lionel Durant, Dmitry Pavlov, Bil Fioravanti, Joe Cupano
Social Impact award went to Marist Cyber Group Connecting Students and Educators During a Pandemic Through Modern Technology. The award was given to three students from Marist College: Patrick McNamara (Team Lead), DeAnna Singer, and Cole Nielson. These students are senior cybersecurity majors who are currently enrolled in a capstone project which aims to evaluate the impact of the global pandemic on internet privacy. They hope to be able to incorporate the project that they created for the hackathon into their final capstone delivery. See their pitch deck here
The Hackathon revealed how the youth are driven to solve Hudson Valley employability & professional sustainability challenges. We were excited to see that we are all aligned in our dream of making the Hudson Valley a better place to live and work, and leveraging technology as a practical tool for this rising tide!
Best Effort Hack prize was awarded to Owl Whistle for Kare — Your Emotional Companion. Tsering Norbu, Hibatallah Kabbaj, Ayoub Rihi — three computer science students from NY and Morocco — built a wise smart coach that can help people during difficult times. Kare is not only interactive but also a proactive application that contains recommendations, menu services such as meditation and music adequate to person behavior.