IT Student Technicians Win Annual Hackathon

Winners Matt Cliatt and Patricio Vargas

Winners Matt Cliatt and Patricio Vargas

Student technicians from the Division of Information Technology excelled during this year’s  hackathon. The Valdosta State University Department of Mathematics and Computer Science and Azalea Health hosted the third annual Hackathon Saturday, March 26, in Nevins Hall.

First place winners were Matt Cliatt and Patricio Vargas. Second place winners included Colby Veal, Krunal Patel, Landon Lamb and Harrison Eperson.

second place hackathon winners

Azalea Health oweners and Dr. Brian Gerber stand with second place winners, Harrison Epperson, Colby Veal, Krunal Patel and Landon Lamb.

Hackathon is open to all currently enrolled high school, college, and university students interested in computer science, engineering, or computer design. During the all-day competition, teams of two to five students collaboratively developed innovative software applications for use in the health care industry.

A panel of judges selected the top three teams based on the innovation/creativity, quality, user-friendliness, accuracy, and overall presentation of the final creations. The first place team received $1,000. The second place team received $500. The third place team received $250.