- December 5, 2012
CMU Team Finishes Fourth at Facebook Global Hackathon Finals
A team of four Carnegie Mellon undergraduates spent 24 hours transforming an idea for a simulation game into reality at Facebook's Global Hackathon Finals, which began Nov. 30 in Menlo Park, Calif. The team finished fourth among 18 teams from 17 universities and four countries.
The game the students created, "The Hackers," simulates the challenges and excitement of participating in a hackathon – competitions in which teams build or modify software to create something useful or cool. The game can be played here.
The team members, all juniors, are Dillon Grove, a human-computer interaction and information systems major; Sara Ladley, a history major; Scott Martin, an electrical and computer engineering and computer science major, and Todd Medema, a business administration major. They qualified for the finals by competing at a regional Facebook hackathon hosted by the School of Computer Science Nov. 2-3.
Screenshot from the game "The Hackers"
About Carnegie Mellon:
Carnegie Mellon is a private research university with a
distinctive mix of programs in engineering, computer science, robotics, business,
public policy, fine arts and the humanities. More than 10,000 undergraduate and
graduate students receive an education characterized by its focus on creating
and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration,
and innovation. A small student-to-faculty ratio provides an opportunity for
close interaction between students and professors. While technology is pervasive
on its 144-acre Pittsburgh campus, Carnegie Mellon is also distinctive among
leading research universities for the world-renowned programs in its College of
Fine Arts. A global university, Carnegie Mellon has campuses in Silicon Valley, Calif.,
and Qatar, and programs in Asia, Australia and Europe.
For more, see www.cmu.edu