Hoya Hacks 2023 Winning Entries Announced
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The winning entries have been announced for this year’s Hoya Hacks hackathon, which took place January 27-29 at the Healey Family Student Center.
Hoya Hacks 2023 Opening Ceremony
Hoya Hacks is Georgetown’s annual hackathon, or technology innovation event. Hundreds of students, from both Georgetown and other higher education institutions, participated in the hackathon.
For the competition, teams of 2-4 students worked for 36 hours over 3 days to collaborate, build, and innovate in both hardware and software to develop their entries.
All entries had to be built around a theme. The theme for Hoya Hacks is doing social good, and each team had to incorporate this theme into its entry.
Winning entries were chosen by a panel of judges led by Professor Lisa Singh of the Georgetown Computer Science Department. The panel was composed of Georgetown Administrators, Alumni, and members of the technology industry. Awards (prizes) were given in a number of categories and “tracks”.
Winning entries are listed below.
|Award||Winning Entry||Entry Description|
|1st Place Overall||CounterOffer||Platform where students and professionals can develop and practice salary negotiation skills.|
|2nd Place Overall||GrantConnect||App that facilitates intergenerational conversations between grandparents and their grandchildren.|
|3rd Place Overall||Carbon||App that promotes sustainability and environmental protection by scanning buildings using AR (Augmented Reality) and VR (Virtual Reality) to provide relevant sustainability information about those buildings (e.g., whether a building is LEED Certified).|
|College Track||AutoScribe||AutoScribe uses machine-learning algorithms to transcribe and summarize a video’s contents for easier access, all from a simple, user-friendly dashboard.|
|Active Wellness Track||GrantConnect||App that facilitates intergenerational conversations between grandparents and their grandchildren.|
|TIAA Track||Pocket Pal|
|Pocket Pal is an app that helps people manage their savings, and educates people on how to prepare for their retirement.|
CashCart aims to spread awareness in investing early by showing how much a person would need to invest today to purchase in the future the same grocery items they purchase now.
CounterOffer is a platform where students and professionals can develop and practice salary negotiation skills.
Best Use of Google Cloud
Best Use of MATLAB
|Bike CoPilot System||Detection system that uses AI (Artificial Intelligence) to act as a “copilot” for bicyclists. The system watches out for approaching vehicles, and then alerts the cyclist via mobile phone app.|
|Most Creative Use of Twilio||GrantConnect||App that facilitates intergenerational conversations between grandparents and their grandchildren.|
|Best Domain Name||Commilito||App that enables students to find a study partner.|
|Best Accessibility Hack||Pocket Pal||App that helps people manage their savings, and educates people on how to prepare for their retirement.|
|Most Creative Use of Verbwire API||ClassHunt|
|ClassHunt is a website that uses Natural Language Processing (NLP) to learn your preferences and thus suggest courses that cater to you. |
BelT.tech provides a forum to connect volunteer opportunities with IT students. It also mints NFTs to track the completion of tasks with Verbwire to the company wallet.
|Most Innovative Use of Verbwire API||GrandConnect|
|GrandConnect is an app that facilitates intergenerational conversations between grandparents and their grandchildren.|
Votr allows users to vote on different Amazon products.