2014-07-10 / Schools

University juniors win awards at ‘Hackathon’

WEST LONG BRANCH — Monmouth University’s Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering has announced that two junior students, Justin R. Schlemm of Leonardo and Taylor J. Klodowski of Manasquan recently earned a second-place award at Marathon Data Systems’ second annual “Marathon Hackathon,” which was held June 7 and 8 at Marathon Data Systems’ office in Neptune.

Schlemm and Klodowski also received a $400 prize for creating a mobile application to connect volunteers to relevant charity events. Their application, ChariTEA (technology, effort, action), allows charities to post times, dates and skill-set requirements when volunteers are needed. Volunteers can also post their skills, register for assignments and maintain a personal profile to keep a record of hours worked, which can be accessible to charity organizations as well.

The Hackathon lasted over 26 hours and challenged teams of software developers from the tri-state area to create a fully functional application from scratch during the allotted time. The application was to focus on connecting volunteers, individuals or organizations to relevant local charity events. For more information, visit www.marathondata.com/hackathon.

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