Sinclair and AT&T Congratulate Hackathon Winners

Sinclair Community College and AT&T hosted the finale of the Miami Valley Teen Hackathon on January 31st, which was the culmination of a 12-week coding and technology contest for Miami Valley high school students. 

Students created projects to secure the home of the future using state-of-the-art technology. The work of the student teams was judged on quality, the potential impact on the Miami Valley region, execution, and creativity.  The students entered projects in one of the four following categories: Apps and Coding, Robotics, Cybersecurity, and UAS and Drone Technology.

The following schools placed first in the competition:

  • Miami Valley CTC – Apps & Coding
  • Miami Valley CTC – Robotics
  • Kings High School – Cybersecurity
  • UAS & Drones – Hamilton High School

The Miami Valley Teen Hackathon was designed to equip high school students with 21st century skills via computer science education, provide college and career readiness, solve real-world problems, and open the doors of opportunity and creativity.

"One of the major workforce development questions today is how to fix the tech talent shortage,” said Steve Johnson, President, Sinclair Community College. “Colleges and companies must partner to introduce non-traditional methods to stimulate interest and talent in tech fields. The Miami Valley Teen Coding Challenge is one way that AT&T, Sinclair Community College and the Miami Valley Tech Prep Consortium are working together to promote computer science and technology education, prepare high schools for college and careers, and enable them to express their creativity.”

“By encouraging students to learn how to code and apply technology we are spotlighting the enormous demand for developers and engineers needed to create the software that will drive the internet of things, smart cities, and our mobile economy.” said Mark Romito, External Affairs Director, AT&T Ohio.

23 teams from 14 area high schools participated in the Hackathon. Members of the winning teams received home automation prizes.

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