UWaterloo grad student’s life-changing app won $25,000 in national hackathon
Carlos Saavedra, a student in Waterloo’s Master of Digital Experience Innovation program at the Stratford Campus, won the first Canadian Open Data Experience, a 48-hour hackathon that challenged participants to create an application that would better the lives of Canadians. Carlos’s invention was awarded the $25,000 grand prize and also won the $1,000 fan favourite prize, as chosen by Canadians in an online poll.
PumpUp cofounders reject offer and continue to grow
Computer Science student Garrett Gottlieb and Laurier student Phil Jacobson recently appeared on CBC'sDragon’s Den with their fitness appPumpUp. While they didn’t make a deal with the investors, they did get a chance to demonstrate their app on national television, and even put Dragon Bruce Croxon through a personalized work out.
Second-year uWaterloo students conquer 27-hour hackathon
Second year students Rudi Chen and Shida Li have emerged victorious from the 27-hour Nokia Imaging Hackathon in Lund, Sweden. The Computer Science and Software Engineering students, respectively, brought their idea of a Smart Resizing app to life alongside 10 other experienced teams of developers from all over the world.