Controltec & Facebook Sponsor MTU Hackathon

Controltec & Facebook Sponsor MTU Hackathon

CONTROLTEC recently partnered with Michigan Tech's Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) as a major sponsor of their first TechHacks hackathon.  More than 30 teams of five or fewer students competed.  CONTROLTEC's Houghton Office Team Lead, Stephanie Carter, spoke to the students about a career in Computer Science.  Carter said, "It was great to feel the energy and enthusiasm of the students eager to create something! Watching them show off their accomplishments at the end of the night was rewarding for all involved. I love working with MTU students because of their passion, intelligence, and desire to accomplish."
Judges named the top three teams from this event: Our Door, Friend2Lend and Wake on LAN light. Our Door, which came in first, was a door that can determine if a non-resident has approached it. This is done by mobile devices connected to a home network that sends a photo of whoever is at the door to the residents of the house. Friend2Lend developed an app that helps manage money among friends, tracking such data as who owes whom money. Lastly, the Wake on LAN light team created a light that turns on when it receives a signal sent via a mobile device to a network card attached to the light.
CONTROLTEC looks forward to the next TechHacks event.  Learn more about the Hackathon event here.