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UGAHacks9 an astounding success!

SoC students discussing code at UGAHacks9 event.

Last month, UGAHacks9 was held from February 9th-11th at the Miller Learning Center and the result was a resounding success! Around 600 students attended the event that was essentially a 48-hour programming sleepover. Students were able to join the event in various size groups and compete with each other to program the Best Overall Hack. While the main tournament was going on there were also other additions to the whole two days such as: programming workshops, video game competitions, free food available and the opportunity to meet and connect with mentors. The first-place winners led by Emmanuel Pieree and Philip Chryssochoos created a hack called the Streetcleanr, its main goal to encourage community street clean-ups through a reward-based system. Emmanuel and Philip made the hack work through a system similarly like Google Street View that would identify littered areas and provide optimal cleaning routes! Congratulations to Emmanuel and Philip on winning first place, to all the other winners and a big thank you to the students behind UGAHacks9 and to the students that came out and participated! 

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