ECPI Students Participate in Dominion Enterprises Hackathon

Two ECPI University Students – Chris Meier and Doug Walters – were among eight students selected from four colleges and universities to participate in Dominion Enterprises’ (DE) Annual Hackathon. The competition is designed to challenge students to create new and innovative Facebook applications.

Hackathon participants devoted two days to building apps using technology from Facebook, Heroku and DE’s own diverse group of online brands. They worked alongside programmers, product developers, and marketing staff from DE, representing market-leading brands such as For Rent, Homes.com, Boats.com, Cycle Trader, Powersports Network, and The Employment Guide.

Doug Walters Team – Foxtrot Bravo – won Most Market Ready and Best in Show. They built a Facebook app called “Plan and Post” that allows you to schedule birthday wishes for friends, in case you don’t sign in on a given day to say “Happy Birthday.”

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