Valencia Computer Programming Students Win at TADHack-Mini

A Message from Falecia Williams, President, West and Downtown Campuses

During the most recent TADHack-Mini, which was held in Orlando on Saturday, March 25 – Sunday, March 26, 2017, a team of two computer programming students, along with Professor of Computer Programming and Analysis Jerry Reed, won prizes that totaled more than $1,000.

TADHack brings together an international community of telecom application developers to discover the latest ways to build applications.

In the hackathon competition, teams competed to produce a prototype application in two days. After the development, the teams then pitched their application to a panel of judges.

Valencia students Bruno Alves and M.D. Shibli Mollah collaborated to create an Android mobile application, named Who’s Up, to facilitate video and text chat among classmates interacting in online classes. Who’s Up would even allow students to elicit help from students in other classes who are willing to assist with a problem.

Their innovation earned them two prizes, totaling $1,300. In addition, they were awarded first place for their use of video technology and a third prize for their use of text chat from Cisco Spark.

For a demonstration of Who’s Up, watch the video below.


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