A weekend of programming, music and burritos

We had a great time at the Student Hackathon event in Sheffield this weekend.

The event is a programming marathon, where teams have the challenge of creating something new and exciting in just 24 hours.

Held at The University of Sheffield, over 250 people attended and spent the weekend turning their ideas into reality.

As an event sponsor, we were able to spend time with the teams and run a competition for the most innovative use of geodata. With so many cool hacks to choose from, judging the winner was tough. A recent holiday to Africa was the inspiration for the winning team, Map My Game, resulting in software to identify and locate animals in game reserves for tourists.

Well done to the Map My Game team - their innovative design saw them win Amazon Echo Dots.

You can find details of upcoming hackathons on the Major League Hacking website.

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