Two weeks ago we teamed up with San Jose State University to host a Hackathon weekend, which completely unrelated, was such a huge success we even got a feature in the San Jose Mercury News (here)! But enough humblebraging :)
We were blown away by the products created during the weekend and the amazing students who built them. So much hard work, passion, lack of sleep, and incredible results deserve recognition so as a team we wanted to give a MASSIVE shout out to the winners and all SJSU students for being awesome.
Unfortunately we can’t list all ideas here, but we summed up the Hackathon winners for you:
1st place ($300) - Cloudous - Amru Eliwat, http://cloudous.net
Cloudous will provide something like Pastebin for media and other files. Users can get their own cloud without needing to register, and uploads are done through the easy to use drag-and-drop interface. The beauty of using HTML5 is that when users upload any type of media file, be it video, audio, or even images, they are instantly embedded into the cloud and ready to be streamed. Clouds can be shared with friends, who too can stream media and download files, or simply kept private as a means of portable storage. SendHub’s API will be integrated to provide users with text message updates when new files are added to clouds they are following.
2nd place ($150) - DearFilm - Igor Sorokin / Boris Suvorov / Andrey Terentyev
Dear Film is a web/mobile application that makes it easy for you to add audio to your digital photo albums for more personalized sharing with your friends and family.
3rd place ($50 + the New iPad) - BiblioBridge - Klarence OuYang / Jannice Tu / Mike Cifani / Steven Ragnarok
A community based lending platform where students can borrow and lend the books they need. An alternative resource to buying expensive textbooks, Bibliobridge connects students via text message sent using SendHub’s API in order to initiate the textbook lending.
Thanks to everyone who came out to participate, watch or even cheer - we had a fantastic time, and SJSU was a great host. Now for those of you who missed it, better gear up for the next one… it’s bound to be even bigger than the last ;-)
Garrett & the SendHub crew