Our focus is on inclusivity, and the necessity of being virtual definitely enhanced that aspect. Mussey said. << /Type /XRef /Length 71 /Filter /FlateDecode /DecodeParms << /Columns 5 /Predictor 12 >> /W [ 1 3 1 ] /Index [ 55 18 ] /Info 2 0 R /Root 57 0 R /Size 73 /Prev 131999 /ID [] >> Press J to jump to the feed. endobj The career fair was particularly important, and they received strong support from UVA Engineerings Director of Corporate Relations John Ralston to work with sponsors. We use cookies on our websites for a number of purposes, including analytics and performance, functionality and advertising. Social distancing measures were stressed, with hackers being encouraged to communicate by Slack and with phones. Fourth-year computer science students Disha Jain and Emily Mussey are the co-presidents of HooHacks, an annual 24-hour hackathon that assembles masses of students on Grounds for learning, inclusivity and fun. Having already found his niche at an early age, Toby applied for his local STEM magnet school seeking to gain practical experience in technology before beginning his career. 55 0 obj The web value rate of devpost.com is 299,942 USD. endstream ", Disha and Emily did an amazing job turning the hackathon into a virtual format in such a short timeframe, said Kevin Skadron, Harry Douglas Forsyth Professor and chair of UVA Engineering's Department of Computer Science. His freshman year of high school, his school hosted its first ever hackathon. By junior high, Toby was already creating functional websites using JavaScript and had been designated by his Boy Scouts troop as the in-house webmaster. stream x[YsF~TkB gV$h)"r@ET\!03{cZNgo/ {b0d_0[~~L4 0mxr|aAoF` ,&fkYzTd81uMSzCGY&#/sZgoxc7s`:05aQ&?p-k2L[k! Click Refresh button for SSL Information at the Safety Information section. Most projects were disqualified because they were not done entirely during the hackathon (lots of github commits can be seen to be done outside of the hackathon's timeframe) or used copied assets from other teams. In-person tangibles are the big draw, and we were trying to figure out if we could make this work, Jain said. The first adjustments consisted of incorporating safety measures for in-person gatherings, based on the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control official guidance. The broader reach out resulted in a flood of last-minute signups, leading to a turnout that exceeded expectations. Attribute with the local name xmlns:fb is not serializable as XML 1.0. He asked the hackers to think about the importance of this event in the context of the unfolding global pandemic. The big question was what could we do to make the virtual event a viable way for the hackers to still get that exposure with the sponsors, Mussey said. % Relying Google MobileFriendly test devpost.com is well optimized for mobile and tablet devices, however web page loading speed may be improved. Growing his skillset by participating in dozens of Major League Hacking events, Toby has demonstrated his passion for hackathons. 58 0 obj Meanwhile, they were being flooded with emails from worried hackers and knew they would soon have to make a call. Many students would have just thrown up their hands and canceled, but they turned it into an opportunity to invite more participants and demonstrate the power of global community, Raker said. web pages hosted by AMAZON-AES - Amazon.com, Inc., US, SSL certificates issued by COMODO CA Limited, COMODO RSA Organization Validation Secure Server CA, google-site-verification=0nAkqFGqv7ofZ7MZVE7FFE6EzLod0_5CtDTWnpN-d4k, google-site-verification=WsELVZTQDMEAKihcary4OSaYOPjwiqNCAaYjiu1LyiU, google-site-verification=kTuEdC9JfHMyW4y4vrN4WLlELBCwTymigm31mJ-JaEw, v=spf1 a mx include:_spf.google.com include:spf.mtasv.net include:customeriomail.com include:servers.mcsv.net include:mail.zendesk.com ~all. Working alongside people to collaborate in meeting this global challenge has made me a better leader., "I was very impressed by the hackers' dedication to hosting the event virtually," said Ralston."Disha, Emily and the entire team quickly burst into action, finding new and innovative ways to engage students and corporate partners.This event has grown in popularity every year and it is exciting to see that trend continuein the midst of suchextraordinary circumstances. xc``c``Vg``` 06 30lbg`/gv{mf=!.`51f aW ", In order to create an event that was safe and beneficial for everyone, I needed to not only communicate my own ideas but to really listen to others and hear their ideas too, Mussey said. I know I'm biased, but I would imagine the people at HooHacks did the best they could with the online format. 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From Left: Disha Jain and Emily Mussey, fourth-year computer science students, responded to the pandemic by turning HooHacks 2020 into an opportunity to include even more hackers from across the globe. Mike Raker, vice president and chief engineer for C4ISR Operations at HooHacks sponsor Leidos, gave the opening address. The next year, Toby competed at Purdues BoilerMake, Virginia Techs VTHacks, the College of William and Marys Cypher Hacks, and a second run at HooHacks, this time taking the gold with his team of rookie hackers. stream 2022 webrate.org. The theme of the event is build for good. The slogan took on special meaning in 2020. << /Filter /FlateDecode /Length 4165 >> 60 0 obj This format offered a way to transition into one-on-one discussions during the fair. Toby says technology has given him a whole different path to follow in life and hackathons have helped a lot with that. Recently, as an incoming university Freshman, Toby was selected for an internship, and he says it was actually hackathons that made me stand out as an applicant, because effectively everyone applying had the same good grades. He will be heading to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the fall to pursue a degree in computer science, and he plans to stay involved through the club that organizes HackRPI. The summer before he started high school, he discovered his other passion: teaching programming to others and sharing his passion for coding. Toby says it is incredible to have an opportunity to learn from veterans at hackathons but also to share my own knowledge and ideas with others.. They opted for a Zoom career fair simulating a crowded event space, with individual Zoom Rooms for sponsor booths. If you look at every project in the sustainability category (https://hoohacks21.devpost.com/submissions/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&prize_filter%5Bprizes%5D%5B%5D=44017), there are tons of fantastic projects that did not get any recognition. The first occurrence of ID signup-link was here. With stricter social distancing guidelines rapidly unfolding, we just made up our minds to do whatever was necessary and go virtual, Jain said. All rights reserved. A subreddit for the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. The core competition offered hackers the opportunity to come with a pre-determined team, or to spontaneously join a team, and then complete virtual projects in seven tracks: accessibility and empowerment, art and gaming, finance, education, health, sustainability and data science. They immediately contacted sponsors to let them know about the new format while pivoting to organizing the first-ever virtual HooHacks. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. << /Annots [ 21 0 R 22 0 R 23 0 R 24 0 R 25 0 R 26 0 R 27 0 R 28 0 R ] /Contents 60 0 R /MediaBox [ 0 0 612 792 ] /Parent 38 0 R /Resources 29 0 R /Type /Page >> (expired on September 19, 2020). https://devpost.com/software/greenway-5mos7r, https://hoohacks21.devpost.com/submissions/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&prize_filter%5Bprizes%5D%5B%5D=44017, Learn more about Reddits use of cookies. It is dumbfounding that this situation occurred. This is a time of self-reflection and to think about technology and society as one, Raker said. It does not matter we did not win, but jeez-- what went wrong HooHacks OC? They could open up participation to those farther away because there were no limits of a usual in-person event, like catering, staffing and physical space. Section lacks heading. Winning team, Greenway: https://devpost.com/software/greenway-5mos7r. As for using skills for good, these fourth-year computer science students were demonstrating how its done even before the competition started. With details in place, organizers started sending out emails, Slack channel messages and Devpost advertisements not only to announce the new format, but to invite even more hackers. %PDF-1.5 Audience Geography. My friend is a member of the OC. I imagine the problem with online hackathons is that it's easy for participants to bend the rules a bit. Toby McDonald caught the coding bug as early as 2nd grade. There were also more than 100 schools represented.

After teaching himself how to set up a Minecraft server on his dads laptop, Toby wanted to share the experience with his friends. After Toby taught himself to set up DNS, he decided to learn PHP to grow his web development skills further. << /Linearized 1 /L 132596 /H [ 807 160 ] /O 59 /E 128467 /N 1 /T 131998 >> Instead there was the need for speed and know-how in figuring out how to set up a competition, workshops and career fair entirely online. We wanted to be good citizens and ensure safety above all else, Jain said. Then the Organizing Committee (OC) has the audacity to not provide teams any feedback or rationale. I understand it is hard to organize a competition/hackathon during a pandemic, but how can judging be so screwed up that a team without a functioning hack loses to a variety of teams with great hacks, that use great technology and have great presentations/delivery of ideas? Consider using the h1 element as a top-level heading only (all h1 elements are treated as top-level headings by many screen readers and other tools). }O7N`!h& 56 0 obj By Alexa's traffic estimates devpost.com placed at 3,006 position over the world, while the largest amount of its visitors comes from United States, where it takes 12,508 place. The UI from Toby's CypherHacks VII project, which generated a college course schedule designed to let students sleep in every morning using W&M's course api. Mike Raker, who in addition to being with HooHacks sponsor Leidos, is also a University of Virginia graduate with a bachelors degree in systems engineering. The organizers set up #HoosResilient so participants could interact during the event. How can you use your skills for good?. Attribute xmlns:og not allowed here. He felt a camaraderie with these students in observing their efforts to enact a solution, no matter what the hurdles. I completely agree and do sympathize with the organizers. Attribute xmlns:fb not allowed here. The University, like so many others throughout the United States, had already moved to online learning and would soon take additional steps to cancel on Grounds events. Before they could fully envision a virtual event, states across the country started prohibiting crowded assemblies. People were still trying to better themselves and learn new skills while we were all social distancing, Mussey said. x.C>r4!D\y'G#U@,. Where are devpost.com visitors located? The concerns of event planning like food, facilities and staffing were suddenly gone. As a fellow Hoo, I can say that their efforts truly embody the cavalier spirit that makes me continually proud to be part of the UVA community.. Throughout the course of an eight-week summer camp, he taught Boy Scouts Java and Python, helping them earn their programming merit badge along the way. There is no way that every working project in that category got DQ'd so that a project that doesn't even work was selected as the winner. endobj Then things took a hopeful turn. Google Cloud, a HooHacks sponsor, suggested going virtual. I couldnt be more impressed with the HooHacks team for quickly pivoting to pull off this successful virtual hackathon. 57 0 obj Toby loves helping others at hackathons, teaching them to code and sharing his passion for technology, and he will no doubt continue leading the way as a mentor to young hackers just getting started. 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Social distancing measures were stressed to the hackers, who were encouraged to communicate safely using Slack, their phones and the hashtag #HoosResilient. On March 28, Jain and Mussey delivered HooHacks welcoming remarks to an attendance of more than 600 total participants, including volunteers and sponsors. One of the big things Ive learned through my software engineering classes at UVA is to think about people, and the needs of people, before what is convenient and what is easy, Jain said. Check the list of websites using SSL certificates issued by COMODO CA Limited. LC"eXe||]:L dUR S{ r=IL$D1 G7E-| vOuhk"[7u\R4JqKMi)y)C8OhAMd~bi+if|{q,e.Wch'ej;J{1&a]uYVjWvpd aTXj>TuUT3%{5p]Wwr.#J:(v[MScgB Perfect for devpost.com that their data center (provided by company company AMAZON-AES - Amazon.com, Inc., US) is located in United States, as that empowers most of the visitors to reduce the page load time. Toby was unable to go, but hearing stories from his friends about how incredible the experience was motivated him to go to his first hackathon. They had just a few days to make the change and quickly transitioned tasks. Google Safe Browsing, Google Safe Search and Symantec devpost.com is pretty a safe domain. Devpost.com registered under .COM top-level domain. We were so lucky to be able to consult with one of our major partners, Major League Hacking, who provided guidance on ways to use technology that addressed our concerns.. stream Their resourcefulness, can do attitude and resilience is inspiring. Learning to mod the server on the laptop and setting up port forwarding on the router was just the beginning of what has turned into a lifelong journey. Check other websites in .COM zone. The last verification results, performed on (November 27, 2019) devpost.com show that devpost.com A meta element with an http-equiv attribute whose value is X-UA-Compatible must have a content attribute with the value IE=edge. He said that a ton of hacks had to be DQ'd due to rules not being met. This skill would eventually prove useful at hackathons where Toby has often found himself bringing many friends and classmates new to hackathons, organizing teams of people new to coding and using the opportunity to teach them. Photo From Twitter. These students deserve a tremendous amount of credit for considering the challenges, and despite them, acting quickly to successfully promote a healthy competition. Jain and Mussey had been closely monitoring details of the unfolding pandemic in the weeks leading up to the March 28 event. Jain and Mussey liked the idea, but questioned whether technology could replace face-to-face activity. When the pandemic forced the shutdown of events everywhere, the UVA Engineering undergraduates in charge of HooHacks proved they were able to adjust to real world circumstances, and in real time. endobj We had to adapt to rapidly changing circumstances without losing sight of creating a solution that met the needs of both the hackers and sponsors. Workshops could also be offered in Zoom. endobj Honestly, I don't even want to look deep into other tracks, because I'm sure others got the bad end of the stick if this is what happened in the smallest track. Devpost.com traffic volume is 4,414 unique daily visitors and their 17,214 pageviews. Toby (right) and some of his best friends (Anders, left, and Oskar, middle), who he met through the hacker community and who he's built a ton of cool projects with, graduating from their respective high schools. Each visitor makes around 4.17 page views on average. Shortly thereafter, despite the COVID-19 pandemic shutting down in-person events for two years, Toby competed in the University of Virginias virtual HooHacks 2021. It would be disappointing to move everything to next year, but it was starting to seem inevitable. Consider using h2-h6 elements to add identifying headings to all sections. Discovering the hacker community helped Toby tremendously with both of his passions. This meant buying large quantities of hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes. The first occurrence of ID logo was here. Attribute with the local name xmlns:og is not serializable as XML 1.0. 59 0 obj Greenway's app straight up does not work, nor is it even demoed to work in their video-- and now they each get a scooter + airpods for that? 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