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York College hosts first Hackathon

October 26, 2016
YCP Hacks

YCP Hacks, a student-led group, worked tirelessly to plan and execute the 36 hour hackathon where where techies, coders and creatives alike meet to engage in collaborative computer programming, giving students a chance to “make something awesome,” said Alyssa McDevitt, a computer science major and one of the event organizers.

Hackathon is sponsored by the J.D. Brown Center for Entrepreneurship.

The York Dispatch covered the event: 

On Saturday afternoon, York College sophomore Matt Ritchie was working on an app after getting only a little more than two hours of sleep the night before.

Ritchie, from Rohersford, Montgomery County, was part of York College's first student-run hackathon, YCP Hacks, at the Yorktowne Hotel. By the time the event concluded, he had worked on the app for about 36 hours.

"It's like playing paintball," he said. "You know it's gonna hurt ... but it's totally worth it."

The idea behind the app, something that Ritchie said he had come up with years ago, is to compile a user's favorite recipes and then create a varied weekly meal plan. It also would also create a grocery list of items from those recipes.

To read the full story, written by York Dispatch, visit their website