Youngstown State University’s second annual hackathon took place last weekend from Friday night to Sunday morning.
Over 36 hours, the DeBartolo Stadium Club Room housed more than 100 students from YSU as well as from nearby universities in Ohio and Pennsylvania.
Major League Hacking was a big sponsor, providing medals for the top 3 projects and other prizes for category-specific winners.
First place was awarded to the group that created a virtual reality boxing game for the Oculus Rift. Second place went to a student who created a program that can listen to music and then recreate the notes with piano sounds. Third place was taken by the group that made a robot that plays Connect Four.
Other winners included an app that calculates driving routes and gas prices, and a social media website that combines other social media accounts into one easy location.
Other sponsors and mentors came to help from Drund and Youngstown Business Incubator.
The Penguin Hackers plan to host another hackathon next year, but in the meantime they’ll be attending other schools’ hackathons to hone their skills.
Interested students should e-mail Joe Duncko at firstname.lastname@example.org.