Computer and Information Science students from the Newport News and Virginia Beach campuses are competing against student teams from six other Virginia universities at Dominion Enterprises’ 7th Annual Hackathon, HACKU2. This challenging event is designed for students to gain real world software development experience by collaborating and designing functional games and apps. This year, teams will be tasked with designing and programming working games, or game-themed apps by utilizing nationally recognized API’s as well as some used by Dominion Enterprises itself. The teams will be mentored and coached by professional developers, designers, analyzers, and project managers employed by Dominion Enterprises.
“These student-focused Hackathons are great,” commented Joe Fuller, Chief Information Officer of Dominion Enterprises. “The students get to learn from our experienced coders and we get the benefit of their fresh approach to problems. The element of competition also makes this event fun for everyone.” Competition began this morning, runs late into the night and commences tomorrow afternoon with prizes being given in the following four categories: Most Innovative, Most Creative/Entertaining, Best use of the Appcelerator Mobile Application Development Platform, and Best in Show.
Dominion Enterprises is a leading marketing services and publishing company serving the automotive, recreational and commercial vehicle, real estate, apartment rental, employment, parenting, and travel industries. The company’s businesses provide a comprehensive suite of technology-based marketing solutions including Internet advertising, lead generation, customer relationship management, website design and hosting, and data management services. The company has more than 45 market-leading websites reaching more than 20 million unique visitors monthly. More than 77 million For Rent®, Employment Guide® and HotelCoupons.com® publications are distributed nationwide each year.