Valencia College’s Collaborative Design Center (CDC) is no stranger to innovation. After all, it frequently hosts Caffeine Buzz — a first-Friday-of-the-month forum for faculty and staff to explore the intersection between out-of-this-world ideas and real-life innovations. So, perhaps it’s not a surprise that the folks behind TADHack-mini Orlando opted to also use the CDC for their recent event, which similarly focuses on innovation.
The event, a hackathon showcasing programmable communications that offer solutions to real-world problems, was held at the CDC on Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17, 2019. Supported by Professor of Computer Programming and Analysis Jerry Reed, the program welcomed several participating teams — several of which included Valencia College students and alumni.
Valencia students and alumni, as well as Jerry, were also among the hackathon’s winners, with winning projects like Jerry’s Water Watcher, a non-intrusive home monitoring system, and IApprove, an SMS (short message service) system designed to expedite the candidate screening and hiring process. For an example presentation, click here.
For more information and full recap of the event, click here.