WLG Hackfest – Team SnackFest
Our premium student skills development event for code & design students in the programme is Hackfest, a 2 day app-building challenge for teams of SoT2016 students. They’re supported by industry mentors, and the challenge this year was to use an API or dataset, and build something cool in a weekend, e.g. a web/mobile app or data visualisation.
Here’s the profile of one of the teams from our Wellington Web Hackfest, held at Powershop on the 20th & 21st August:
Team SnackFest: Sairam, Grace, Bryan, Maria, and Alex
Lead Mentor: Garion from Silverstripe
App Name: Proper Snack
Team Snackfest wanted to investigate the issue potential home buyers face when looking at buying a new home.
They made an application that allows property buyers to easily identify where they can purchase a new home and what areas are cheap or costly. The user can enter a suburb name in the search box or click the suburb on the map, and information around cost and population numbers would appear.
And here are the slides from Team SnackFest’s presentation.
Awesome work team!
All the photos from the event are up on Facebook and there were a bunch of tweeted updates over the weekend to.