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Fishing with Aliens and Animals: HackWE 3.0 is a Wrap!

October 27, 2014

by admin in News


Sunday, October 26th, participants gathered for the final time for HackWE 3.0 at the Green Bean Cafe. They demonstrated their projects to judges and the public.

Two student teams and two professional teams competed. Students Meghan O’Donnell and Meagan Park discussed their work using endangered species data. Student Jason Ly talked about how he used data on the water quality of the Detroit River. Parallel 42, one of our professional teams, presented “What’s in the Water,” sports fishing consumption advisory, water quality information web app. Team Bison brought bison migration to life with the help of some alien friends in a real time visualization.

Judges were Bob Price, Analyst Programmer for the City of Windsor; Renee Pare, Sales Director for Next Dimension; Frank Abbruzzese, President of AlphaKOR Group; and Heather Pratt, Executive Director, Research & Innovation, University of Windsor.

Student Team Meghan O’Donnell & Meagan Park: Best Student Project
Pro Team Parallel 42: Best Professional Project and Best Use of Science Data
Pro Team Bison: Most Creative Project

Student team Jason Ly won the Smartwatch, sponsored by Next Dimension.

HackWE 3.0 is in partnership with the University of Windsor, EPICentre, St. Clair College, Open Data Windsor Essex, Ontario Trillium Foundation, Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs (ONE) and Next Dimension.

Click below for more details and pictures from the day:


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