TYLER - On August 27-28, the Tyler Web Dev hosted a Hackathon in downtown Tyler.
It supported Tyler’s tech community and raised money for Pets Fur People.
Computer geeks, programmers, and developers gathered to collaboratively code in an extreme manner over the course of the weekend.
Participants gathered at the Tyler Public Auditorium, formed four temporary web development teams, and each team collaboratively coded to build a webbased solution for Pets Fur People.
“The technology industry presents a fantastic career opportunity for many East Texans,” Founder and President of Tyler Web Dev Logan Henson said. “This is a launching point for a stronger community of developers and engineers here, and I’m excited to see strong support from wellknown technology companies for this important event.”
The event also had support from leading technology companies including Rackspace® , the top managed cloud company, and OpenStack® , the global opensource software platform for cloud computing. In addition to these prominent multinational technology companies, innovative local organizations such as the Ingenuity Center at the University of Texas at Tyler and Co.Work — Tyler’s first coworking space — joined the Hackathon cause.
“Our first Tyler Web Dev Hackathon was a great success. We provided a collaborative opportunity and developers from Tyler, Longview, and Grapevine came together to answer the call. We couldn’t be happier with the participation, support, and outcome of the event,” Vice President of Tyler Web Dev Crystal Bryce said.
First place and a $250 prize went to two UT Tyler students, Mazaharul Huq and Mohammad Ali. The duo built “Donation Management System,” to simplify, encourage and manage donations for the no kill shelter.
Second place and a $150 prize went to a father and son duo, Mark and Matt Storer. They built “Featured Pet Display,” which randomly selects from the shelter’s database of adoptable animals to feature them on certain websites.
Click here for the organization's Facebook page.
Contact Crystal Bryce at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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