Hackathon 2014

 

The faces of Hackathon 2014 

 

Hackathon 2014

On April 4-5th, 2014, The College of Architecture Diversity Council, partnering with the Center for the Study of Digital Libraries, held a 24 hour challenge for interdisciplinary teams to create and publish visualisations using Texas A&M University’s publicly available data. The Diversity Open Data Hackathon challenged student teams to produde visualizations of publicly available datasets collected byTexas A&M’s Data and Research Services.

Students were asked to use Data and Research Services' data in the contest, including demographic data for students, faculty and staff at Texas A&M University for the past 10 years.  In addition to data on gender, race and ethnicity, enrollement rate, graduation rates, and salary information was available for analysis during the Hackathon event.

Participants were asked to delivery inovative and creative presentations of the public data including many of the following: 2D graphics, 3D animations , music, video, to name a few examples.  The key challenge was to use the data to help define what is diversity at Texas A&M University.

Mentors were available to student teams to help during the intial brainstorming process.  After a few hours of prepatation friday night, the teams were left alone to push on the challenge.  The event concluded the following afternoon with a juried presenation of the final deliverable. 

A total of $1000 in prizes were given out to the winning teams.  The results of the Diversity Open Data Hackathon can be found in in the Hackathon Portfolio page and on the Hackathon Winners page. 

2014 Winners

 A total of 13 teams presented deliverables of their interpretation of the Texas A&M University Diversity Data. Six teams received the following awards. $1000 in total were awarded to the winning teams.

Overall Winners(Two Team Tie), $250 

Paco Taco

Team Members:

Reese Godwin, Education

Ashley Attanucci, Liberal Arts

David Alfano, Engineering

Lucas Bazemore, Engineering

Miriam Leite, Education

 

Overall Winners(Two Team Tie), $250

CRAMPS

Team Members:

Raunak Srivastava, Engineering

Christopher Nolan, Engineering

Karrie Cheng, Economics

Raphael Sarmiento, Engineering

 

People's Choice Award, $100

Diversity Tree

Team Members:

Kumar Sridharamurthy, Architecture

 

Most Easthetically Pleasing Display of Data, $100

Musical Diversity

Team Members:

Daniel Martinez, Agriculture

Jonathan Martinez, Education

 

Most Diverse Team, $100

CRAMPS

Team Members:

Raunak Srivastava, Engineering

Christopher Nolan, Engineering

Karrie Cheng, Economics

Raphael Sarmiento, Engineering

 

Most Useful Application, $100 

Three Amigos and a Friend

Team Members:

Amairani Mendoza, Education

Jenny Gonzales, Biomedical Science

Coulton Vento, Blinn College

Rafa Moreno, Engineering 

 

Best Understanding of Diversity, $100

InfoLab

Team Members:

Hancheng Ge, Engineering

Wei Niu, Engineering

Haokai Lu, Engineering

Zhijiao Liu, Engineering

Nan Zhang, Science