Hackathon creates new software in just 36 hours

Six teams of Centennial College Software Engineering Technology students toiled for 36 hours to create new software applications as part of the college’s latest “hackathon” held on July 7 and 8 at the Wearable, Interactive and Mobile Technology Access Centre (WIMTACH) at Progress Campus.

The participants were tasked with creating three distinct software apps in the allotted time:

Facebook Messenger Bot for Event Support Services is a bot capable of interacting with Facebook users to manage specials events, such as a conference or a concert. Users can ask for help, directions, event schedules, announcements and other services specific to the event. Students utilized Facebook’s Bot For Messenger API and natural language processing to provide a productive and useful navigation flow. Students Harshil Mehta, Yashkumar Patel and Shivam Patel came up with the best app to win the category.

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