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Coding for GOOD: Photos from the Hack-a-Thon

by GOOD Partner

February 5, 2013

The three Coding for GOOD finalists: Brian Bonus, Ada Ng, Corey Speisman

Ng and her teammates work on concepting their hack-a-thon project, a website that pitches two YouTube videos from the same category against each other and asks you to decide which you like best. Ng says, "I love collaborative environments…I found a giant whiteboard for us to all sketch together and figure it out."


Speisman (L) and GOOD software engineer, Ryan MacInnes (R), hard at work on their project, which was a web app where a user puts in their location and it returns YouTube videos of concerts in your area. It won them the Best Executed Web App award. "I went into the hack-a-thon with very little expectations. I had no idea what to expect and didn't realize how comfortable I would feel in a big group of professional coders and walked away with a ton of knowledge," says Speisman.

Bonus discusses plans with his teammates. Their project was an ed tech tool that would allow teachers to easily pull videos from YouTube to integrate into lessons, and allow students to interact with the material on the mobile devices. His team of five won the award for Best Teamwork.

Ng and GOOD software engineer, Dwayne Anderson, take a break.

Bonus and his teammates, including GOOD software engineer, Ben Callaway (L), work on their project. Says Bonus, "I was able to keep up to a certain extent with what [Ben was] doing, so that was kind of encouraging to know that I may not know [everything] but I’m still able to contribute in other ways to solve problems."


Speisman outside the hack-a-thon.
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Coding for GOOD: Photos from the Hack-a-Thon