Virtual hackathon takes on COVID-19
July 10, 2020
More than 400 postsecondary students hunkered down at home during Seneca’s first virtual COVID-19 Business Response Hackathon recently.
Elizabeth Adenle, a student in Seneca’s Project Management – Information Technology graduate certificate program, was part of the four-person team called Pandemic Safe that won top honours in the hackathon. Their innovative solution was a mobile app that provides up-to-date COVID-19 data aimed at helping politicians make decisions.
“The hackathon exposed me to a lot of different experiences that I’ve never had before,” said Ms. Adenle, who acted as project co-ordinator for Pandemic Safe. “I was able to assist with testing the app’s functionalities. It was a very good learning experience for me, and it was so much fun at the same time.”