CFM team wins at Hack the Valley

Friday, February 21, 2020

Team photo of four CFM students
A team of first-year Computing and Financial Management (CFM) students were successful in their weekend-long participation in Hack the Valley at the University of Toronto, Scarborough campus, winning the Best Mapping and Travel Hack Award presented by HiRide.

The team of students created SafeLane, a web interface designed to map out the safest and most efficient routes for drivers. The interface is intended to avoid routes with high collision frequency intersections and streets, and not necessarily offer the quickest routes. SafeLane is ideal for new drivers, people with previous car accidents, and drivers with kids onboard.

Hack the Valley is a 36-hour hackathon, run by U of T students, to expose participants to problem-solving and hackathon culture. Participants only need a laptop and charger to join. Roughly 750 developers, designers and creators get involved in this event.