MGA Students Place Second in IT Hackathon

Author: News Bureau
Posted: Thursday, December 1, 2016 1:46 PM
Categories: School of Information Technology | Pressroom

Macon, GA

A Middle Georgia State University team placed second in the Technology Association of Georgia's recent Hackathon 2.0 held at Georgia State University.

Team “Hackers” was led by Dr.Myungjae Kwak and consisted of IT majors Rashid Ibrahim, Jimmy Nguyen and Jonathan Almendras.

The team won $500 for their project “Fit-cheive” in the wellness and health category. Fit-Chieve is a website aimed at keeping track of personal nutrition habits. The website is intended to keep people motivated through a reward-based system and provide a fun and engaging community for like-minded individuals. The website's point system is so versatile it can be used as a supplement to existing fitness apps.

Other MGA teams that participated in the Hackathon were:

Dr. Shannon Beasley’s Slytherin Snakes of IT
Daniel Foreman, Sara Kirk, Daryl Stephens

Dr. Neil Rigole’s Hufflepuff
Rodel Flores, Jacob Warren, Misty Kiernan

Alan Stines’s Ravenclaw
Joel Gregory, Michael Koohang, Larry Hollingsworth, Bryan Cosby

Doc St. Clair’s “The Doctors”
Jennifer Ray, Jimmy Nguyen, Megan Flowers, Eric Davis

Dr. Scott Spangler’s Gryffindor
Alexandra Papadopoulos, David Knight, Heather Harper, Nathan Osborn

Teams were presented with real world issues related to the healthcare industry and asked to use information technology to find a solution over a 24-hour period. Team projects were judged by a panel of healthcare executives from the Atlanta metropolitan area.