Our students ROCK in Hackathons

Our ACM chapter students had participated in two hackathons that were organized by RIT in February. They did really well. Below is a summery of their accomplishments.

1. Brickhack at RIT February 11-12 (https://brickhack.io/)

Won: #HackHarassment

They developed Omniclad, it is designed to be a chat bot/moderator running in Discord to create streamlined communication and to eliminate bullying and harassment. Omniclad uses Microsoft Cognitive Services API to power the functionalities it was created for. It uses the Microsoft Azure services provided to function with machine learning, integrates translating of various world languages straight into Discord, and the filter feature screens for racy, adult, NSFW content and removes such content.

2. WiCHacks (Women in Computing Hackathon) at RIT Feb 25-26 (http://wic-hacks.rit.edu/)

Members who attended: Rachel Rattay, Allison Steinmetz, Katie Chuzie, Karlene McCleary, Alexa Foo

Won: Most Novel (each member received an Amazon Echo Dot and MLH medal) and Best Domain Name (each member received a domain.com gift bag)

They developed “KickHerassment” a workplace harassment simulation to bring awareness to types of harassment that have been recently brought into light at companies such as Uber

Picture: The team alongside the CEO and Cofounder of the Major League of Hacking who presented us our awards

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