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Second Annual Hackathon occurred in downtown Whitby

Posted on Friday March 16, 2018
Hackathon presentation

geekspeak was inspired by the energy and enthusiasm displayed by the growing tech community in Whitby and hosted the second annual hackathon March 8 and 9, 2018.  Hack for Good: <CODE/GREEN>  had 10 teams develop functioning apps in just 36 hours. 

After two hours of presentations, the following teams demonstrated the best apps:

  1. Team Terra (winner of $2,000) with their app “Terra: Trained Environment Recognition Recycling Assistant,” that incorporates artificial intelligence and image recognition to determine whether or not a piece of trash can be recycled, including geographically-specific tips around recycling categories.
  2. Watt Team with their app “What the Watt” that helps users determine off-peak times to use energy and save on hydro bills.
  3. Team Mountain Goat with their app “Urban Grocery” that addresses the issue of food waste.

 Stay tuned for more information about the 2019 event.