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More Hackathon Wins for VCU School of Engineering Students

VCU’s computer science students continue coding their way into hackathon glory. The Rams’ winning streak continued this month at Bitcamp, one of the region’s biggest hackathons. Held in the XFinity Center on the University of Maryland’s College Park campus, Bitcamp attracted more than 1,000 top-notch coders. Among them were 17 programming Rams, who completed six projects and took home nearly $9,000 in prize money. Check out what they designed and executed — all in 36 adrenaline-fueled hours:  

Venue for Bitcamp

Pictured Above: The University of Maryland’s XFinity Center was the site of Bitcamp, one of the largest hackathons in the region.


BreachHound

Pictured Above: BreachHound, an app created by Paul Hudgins, Courtney Parry, Austin Sarmento, Jonathan Headley, won 2nd Place for Best Use Of Capital One's API - sponsored by Capital One. And Bitcamp tweeted this photo to the world!

Uses past monetary fraud data to map fraud to source locations and gives email notifications if there is a significant correlation.

VCU students: Jonathon Headley, Paul Hudgins, Courtney Parry, and Austin Sarmento

2nd place: Best Use Of Capital One's API - sponsored by Capital One


FinProp

Image of the Finprop Team

Pictured Above: FinProp, an app created by Charlie Bradshaw, Stuart Geipel, Chase Greco, Quark Wei and Asa Kaplan, won 2nd Place for Smart Document Analysis (sponsored by FINRA).

Predicts how ethical an adviser is likely to be based on a data set of the influences around him or her.

VCU students: Charlie Bradshaw, Stuart Geipel, Chase Greco, Quark Wei, and Asa Kaplan

2nd place: Smart Document Analysis - sponsored by FINRA


Floppy Copter

A game that lets you operate a helicopter — and avoid a world of aerial obstacles.

VCU students: Justin Miller and Shonalika Mondal


H2O

Motivates you to drink more water with its water-avatar "Droplet," which is happier the more water you drink.

VCU student: Jay Guan (with 3 students from other universities)

1st place: Best iOS App - sponsored by MakeSchool


Rotational Plane Tetris

Puts you in a virtual air traffic control tower to try your hand at landing incoming planes.

VCU student: Bobby Best


Whitetooth

VCU students: Micah Parks and Tyler Haden

A suppression system that protects environments from potential security risks associated with Bluetooth.

1st place: Winner of Best Cybersecurity Related Hack - sponsored by OPIS


VCU’s Bitcamp 2017 participants (Front row, from left: Erika Mack, Courtney Parry, Shonalika Mondal, Austin Sarmento, Quark Wei, Stuart Geipel. Back row, from left: Chase Greco, Bobby Best, Justin Miller, J. Zephyr Headley, Paul Hudgins, Micah Parks, Grant Coppedge, Charles Bradshaw, Asa Kaplan, Tyler Haden, Jay Guan).

Pictured Above: VCU’s Bitcamp 2017 participants (Front row, from left: Erika Mack, Courtney Parry, Shonalika Mondal, Austin Sarmento, Quark Wei, Stuart Geipel. Back row, from left: Chase Greco, Bobby Best, Justin Miller, J. Zephyr Headley, Paul Hudgins, Micah Parks, Grant Coppedge, Charles Bradshaw, Asa Kaplan, Tyler Haden, Jay Guan).