innovators took part in the third edition of HackSherbrooke, a competition to create an app for the city in twenty-four hours. The theme of this year’s app was “Ville augmentee – mieux accueillir, mieux vivre”.
new twenty-four hour formula of the hackathon bore fruit as the applications created by the eleven teams surpassed all expectations. The 2016 jury had a difficult task in choosing the winners, looking at innovation and originality, idea sharing and collaboration, user experience, usefulness for the Sherbrooke community, and connection to the theme.
top prize, valued at $4,500, went to students from Bishop’s University for their SherHome application which, based on sale and rental offers of homes on Kijiji, provides information on local interests and services near the addresses of the homes. The second prize, valued at $1,250, went to Champlain College students for their Mur a Mur application which provides information on the murals around the city. The Coup de Coeur prize, valued at $500, went to the Decouvrir Sherbrooke application which was created by two students from Cegep Sherbrooke and two from the Université de Sherbrooke.