Last Friday the Yahoo University hack team (European division) went up to Dundee in Scotland to crown the winners of the third Dundee University hack day. In contrast to the Uni hack program in the US, hacku students in Europe get to deliver a mashup/hack as part of the course curriculum and have more time to deliver something really cool that makes a change in their own lives.
And deliver they did. All in all the students created twenty-three hacks, most of them working with technologies and APIs never covered in the university before. The judges (Chris Heilmann, Andy Cobley, Ian Pouncey, Dirk Ginader and Neil Crosby) had a hard time choosing the winners but in the end three hacks stood out:
The main winners
Main prize: IntelliSearch by Laurence Hole, Chris Brett and Matthew Ross a.k.a. iForward
Intellisearch is a search interface written in Canvas that allows for fast predictive typing without using a keyboard. Instead the interface builds on the Dasher research of CambridgeRead More »from Dundee Hack Day 2009 – hacks breaking the barriers