Congratulations to all the participants of ScriptEd’s third Student Hackathon this past Saturday! 35 ScriptEd students participated in the hackathon with the support of 20 volunteers. A huge thanks to Teach for America for hosting the event!
The winning team created Soundmood, a webapp that selects a song, photo, and color to match the mood entered by a user. The three members of the Soundmood team hailed from three different high schools: the Academy of Innovative Technology, Manhattan International High School, and Cristo Rey New York High School. Each member of the team walked away with an HP Slate Tablet, courtesy of HP. The Soundmood team also earned the “Best Use of an API” Award.
Be sure to check out all of the student projects — they are all incredible!
First Place & Best Use of an API: bit.ly/Soundmood
Second Place: bit.ly/BravoImage
Third Place: bit.ly/BKWordSearch
Crowd Pleaser: bit.ly/timetravelingtrainers
Most Technical: bit.ly/RunnerGame
Students were judged on their incorporation of programming concepts, design, creativity, teamwork, and ability to explain both their decisions and their code. Our team of fabulous judges included Jacqui Maher, Research Engineer at the New York Times, Chrys Wu, Developer Advocate for the New York Times, as well as Greg Patton and Preston Thornburg from the HP Fortify On Demand team.