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Hack4Hope 2015 Was a Tremendous Success!
Rick Proctor Sr., EMC
Alex Pearson, Claim Academy
Chris Busch, Pivotal
Jeff Sexton, EMC/ITEN
Wendall Layne, World Wide Technology
Megan Clark, EMC
Kathy Heffern, Giant Hat
Cleavie Lyerla-Figueroa, Junior Code Academy
Eleanor Higgins, E-Xcellence Consulting
Lauren Proctor, Panera
Michael Pederson, Junior Code Academy
Not Pictured: Sharath Sahadevan, Pivotal * Rick Proctor, Jr.
Jeff Sexton, EMC/ITEN * Dan Isom, Former St. Louis Police Chief * Derek Guardiola, Daugherty Business Solutions * Cindy Teasdale, Makeaboo * Jane Vancil, Duff & Phelps
Our Steering Committee
Elad Gross, Education Exchange Corps * Aimee Krummenacher, Organize411 * Linh Nguyen, ITEN * Nicole Franklin, Epiphany Inc. * Catherine Trau (Not Pictured)
Mentors: Lauren Proctor, Paul Tychsen
Team: Aiden, Kayleigh, Jason
Project: Find Your Path (FYP)
Find Your Path is an app where kids learn for fun!
FYP gives customers/students tolls to learn about topics they are interested in and that support their career, while allowing them to enjoy free time, fun, and social media.
Winners, Best Concept
Mentors: Jacob Lingwall, Rick Proctor, Sr.
Team: Antonio, Micah, Janay, Jermond, Nickolaus
Project: Culture Shock
Diversity is more than race!
Culture Shock is a fair which takes place in physical and virtual space. It celebrates diversity and culture with educational events for the people of St. Louis to make the city a more inclusive community. It includes an app to inform and guide people through the fair, and a website to explain it in more detail.
Team Buzz Keepers
Winners, Best Presentation
Mentors: Chris Busch, Eleanor Higgins, Kathy Heffern
Team: Tanisha, Erika, Asayah, Jasalyn
“Whatz-The-Word” is teen lingo for “What’s happening?”
It is an application for teens to find nearby activities. Users receive text messages for preferred activities, and event organizers can advertise activities. Local communities, schools, and other St. Louis activity information is collected for event lists.
Mentors: Michael Pedersen, Cleavie Lyerla-Figueroa
Team: Nuriya, Mariyah, chastity, brandon, Aniya
Project: Bullying In St. Louis
Our purpose is to decrease the impact of bullying for kids by making resources available. We are creating a mobile ready website called BULL-E, that provides k-12 and college students with the opportunity to talk to counselors and other kids who are having the same problem.
Mentors: Megan clark, Dwayne Perry
Team: Zaire, Kameron, Keyon, Yasmine, Kalen
Project: Green STL
Our purpose is to encourage St. Louis to recycle/upcycle/re-use through interactive challenges. Green STL is a social media website that helps you interact with other St. Louis citizens to get ideas for upcycling and recycling through different activities. Users get daily challenge, and you can earn points through activities and daily challenges that can be redeemed at the store.
Mentors: Wendell Lane, Rick Proctor Jr.
Team: Courtney, Kai, Taylor, Ashuan, Christopher
Affect2Protect partners with local businesses to create Safe Havens all over St. Louis. Our headquarters will be open to all and will offer: life skills classes, mentorship, and a public computer lab.
Mentors: Sharath Sahadevan, Carlos Tensley
Team: Dwayne, Alex, Langston, Markus, Sam
OnLook is a community supported service designed to bring the community together to make every street safe. It live streams and records security cameras from around St. Louis so that you can help watch and keep people safe. OnLook will provide safety and security to all for free!