2018 Hackathon Highlights

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Thank you all for a great event! We had an amazing turnout with 40 participants signed up and 11 teams competing! Each project was a success in some way and I don’t think anyone failed at accomplishing something amazing. We hope that all participants had fun, learned something new, and are ready for whatever’s next!


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2018 UAF Hackathon Overall Winner:

Monroe Morris: Aqua Assistant

Category Winners

Internet of Things Category Winner:

Monroe Morris: Aqua Assistant - Automatic fish feeder and water equalizer built from upcycled parts

Robotics Category Winner:

Levi Purdy, Brian Holst: Team Plugin - Autonomous wall plugin finding robot with a robotic arm

Games Category Winner:

Cameron Titus, Rachel Crosley, Andrew Adler, Kim Fairbanks, Aj Carvajal: Downhill Pizza Jam - Fast paced pizza delivery game

Judges Choice Awards

One Man Band Award:

Chris Bailey: AmusementLad - Gameboy Emulator

(Least) Safe Award:

Ryan Bonk, Mirin Morris-Ward, Max Erickson: Team Backy-Massagey - Battle robot with a flamethrower

Most Alaskan Award:

Tailon Russell, James Rhine, Tyler Chase, Chiebuka Lebechi: Team Warlock - Automated bluetooth door lock

Honorable Mentions

Most Applicable Categories Award:

Brandon Abbott, Rohan Weeden, Cameron Showalter: Robocup - Autonomous robot that can go make coffee and bring it back

Most Wacky Award:

Charles Emerson: Team Rubiks - Web-based rubiks cube simulator made using WebGL