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And The Winners Of The Compute Midwest Hackathon Are….

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Is innovation is alive and well in Kansas City?
Discover the incredible ideas built in just 24 hours by software developers at our Compute Midwest hackathon!

Best In Show

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City Art Wall – Best In Show

City Art Wall won the “Best Of Show” app, which got 1 Muse (A Brain Sensing Headband) and 5 tickets to our Compute Midwest event in 2014!

About City Art Wall

The problem: Artists need a place to display and sell their art. Unfortunately, opportunities to display art in a gallery can be scarce and as a result, many art pieces end up in storage and don’t move from artist to buyer.

The solution is City Art Wall. City art wall takes the idea that “wallspace” in shops, cafes, restaurants, and other venues can be valuable gallery space for the artists.

It allows artists to connect with venues and request wallspace while venues can connect with artists and request art for their walls.

Using a QR code, venue customers can buy the art directly off the walls.

In addition, City Art Wall’s site allows anyone to browse local art pieces and purchase them directly from the site.

Most Technically Challenging

Pitchback

Pitchback won the award for “Most Technically Challenging App”, which included a 1 SmartThings starter kit and 3 tickets to our Compute Midwest 2014 event!

About Pitchback

PitchBack helps presenters connect with their audiences by providing a way to collect feedback during presentations.

Features:
Realtime presenter control of presentation from any internet connected device. Presentation automatically changes on all user devices looking at the page in real time.

Comments by audience members (registered or anonymous) for each slide.

Voting capabilities for each comment, so great feedback rises to the top.

Future Uses:
Use for crowdsource funding, able to capture shareholders right in the presentation, when they’re most engaged.
Use for relief groups, with contextual call to action
Use in daily business presentations.
Focus group feedback capture.
Use at conventions, to capture questions and insights from the audience to be addressed dynamically by speakers.
Opt-in participant directories with contact data, to connect with folks you networked with.

Educational engagement/assessment with students.

Most Entertaining

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Square force took home the award for “Most Entertaining”! The prize for this award category included a Nest thermostat and 2 tickets to our Compute Midwest event in 2014!

About Square Force

An API for Square doesn’t exist. This creates a screen scraper that pulls in data from your Square transactions & integrates with SalesForce, Quickbooks

Email Assassin: Best Use Of Context.io API

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The best use of the Context.io API went to the creators of “Email Assassin” – The team received a $500 cash prize from Context.IO!

About Email Assassin

An E-mail management game, that makes deleting spam emails fun & utilizes the Unity Game Engine

Change Notifier: Best Use Of Sendgrid API

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The best use of the Sendgrid API award went to the team that built “Change Notifier”.

They got “SendGrid’s Hardware Hackpack” which included (1) LEGO Mindstorm + (1) Sphero + (1) Arduino Inventor’s Kit for their winning entry!

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About Change Notifier

This chrome extension alerts you via text and email when parts of a webpage changes.

Buzzbook: Best Use Of Twilio & Dwolla APIs

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The team that created “Buzzbook” won best use of both the Twilio and Dwolla API and won a “Star Wars Gift Box” (Twilio) and Raspberry Pi Starter Kits (Dwolla)

About Buzzbook

Buzzbook enables parents to collaborate through their children’s school system with other parents by not exposing their personal information. Twilio secures the contact and enables parents to place a call, email, or text other parents. Certain situations requires parents to send in money for their student (e.g. lunch money, fieldtrips, fund raisers, etc.) via the Dwolla API.

TravelCase: Best Use Of Salesforce API

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The best use of the SalesForce API award went to the team that built TravelCase. They got a $500 Amazon gift card from Salesforce for their winning entry!

About TravelCase

Travel Case is just that a Mobile application for salesman of the real world. This application is built utilizing the Salesforce platform and the Rarewire mobile platform. The mobile application will allow salesman to quickly find nearby accounts and prospects in the same area. They will also be able to add expenses through the mobile application. Then the expenses are ran through an approval and could be reimbursed directly through the system.

Barista: Best Use Of Rarewire Platform + Salesforce API

The best use of the Rarewire Mobile Platform + Salesforce API went to Barista. They won $500 cash & 1 Full Year Rarewire License from Rarewire!

About Barista

Barista wants to improve your coffee house experience.

Tired of waiting in line?

Wouldn’t you like to be able to walk in, sit down, talk with your friends and have your drink ready for you within a couple minutes of your arrival?

Now you can! Barista will let you know which coffee shop is closest and send your favorite drink order and payment without you ever waiting in line.

Enjoy!

Best Use Of Simplify API

There were TWO winners for best use of Simplify API – City Art Wall and Pitchback! Both teams won an iPad Mini 2 from Simplify!

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About City Art Wall

The problem: Artists need a place to display and sell their art. Unfortunately, opportunities to display art in a gallery can be scarce and as a result, many art pieces end up in storage and don’t move from artist to buyer.

The solution is City Art Wall. City art wall takes the idea that “wallspace” in shops, cafes, restaurants, and other venues can be valuable gallery space for the artists.

It allows artists to connect with venues and request wallspace while venues can connect with artists and request art for their walls.

Using a QR code, venue customers can buy the art directly off the walls.

In addition, City Art Wall’s site allows anyone to browse local art pieces and purchase them directly from the site.

About Pitchback

PitchBack helps presenters connect with their audiences by providing a way to collect feedback during presentations.

Features:
Realtime presenter control of presentation from any internet connected device. Presentation automatically changes on all user devices looking at the page in real time.

Comments by audience members (registered or anonymous) for each slide.

Voting capabilities for each comment, so great feedback rises to the top.

Future Uses:
Use for crowdsource funding, able to capture shareholders right in the presentation, when they’re most engaged.
Use for relief groups, with contextual call to action
Use in daily business presentations.
Focus group feedback capture.
Use at conventions, to capture questions and insights from the audience to be addressed dynamically by speakers.
Opt-in participant directories with contact data, to connect with folks you networked with.

Educational engagement/assessment with students.

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