Last night at DemoCamp #39 some of the student teams that participated in HackED2018, hosted by the Computer Engineering Club at the University of Alberta, joined us to show off their projects. This edition of the hackathon was bitter-sweet for us. So many students, from across programs and schools, are participating that the event outgrew our home at the Mercer Warehouse. Over the past five years, we loved hosting students as they stretched their imagination, built projects on the fly, and taught themselves a dizzying amount of new skills - just because they could.
Our student teams at DemoCamp include:
- Piley the Pylon - a twitch controlled Pylon. Created by Nathan Doraty, Michael Steer, Rafaella Graña, Mike Bardwell, and Robin Verleun.
- Save My Nickname - a blockchain project inspired by a team's deep passion for distributed programming. Created by Evan Giese and Daniel Brunelle.
- Blockchain Sentiment Analysis - scrubbing the internet for articles on 25 cryptocurrencies to help you make investment decisions based on sentiment. Created by Arun Woosaree, Christian Lo, Pranav Bodawala, Tamara Bojovic, and Amir Shukayev.
- PyBraille - software that allows someone to take a picture with their phone or upload a photo and have our software convert all the text to braille. Created by Alex Dong, Kynan, Daniel Ren, and Jayden Chan.
- The Name Of The Game - a platformer, where the gameplay revolves around controlling the environment so that the character gets to the flag. The game's purpose is to introduce the player to the Command Line and teaches the player how to think computationally. Joseph Meleshko, ArseniyKD, Jacob Patron, and Patrisha de Boon.
Here are some photos of the event and you can check out all the projects on the HackED HackerEarth page.