Hack­Sher­brooke win­ners

Stanstead Journal - - AROUND TOWN - Vic­to­ria Vanier, Sher­brooke, Len­noxville

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.

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