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WLG Hackfest – Team Wahi Mahi

By Ruth
September 6 2016

Posted in Events

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 Wahi Mahi

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Team Wahi Mahi: Timothy, Clint, David, Harman, and Josh

Lead Mentor: Glenn from Xero

App Name: Wahi Mahi

Team Wahi Mahi investigated the issues people face when first moving to New Zealand and trying to chose a new area to live in that will also have good job opportunities for them.
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Their platform allows their users to view different regions that best suit their chosen work. Data was aggregated from Trade Me and StatisticsNZ population/ employment to highlight the best job opportunities.

Datasets: Trade Me API, StatisticsNZ Dataset, Node.js, Bootstrap, and Github.
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And here are the slides from the Team Wahi Mahi 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.

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