Student Team Wins 1st Place In National Day of Civic Hacking Competition

Author: News Bureau
Posted: Monday, June 9, 2014 4:00 AM
Category: School of Information Technology

Macon, GA

A team of Middle Georgia State College School of IT students won first place in the National Day of Civic Hacking (NDoCH), a fun weekend of community service using design, programming and technology. In this national event, which took place May 31-June 1, citizens across the nation explored challenges, created application prototypes, and shared their solutions with their peers.

The Middle Georgia State team consisting of IT students James McMurran, Ben Rich, and Kent White constructed a web application solution enabling citizens and fire departments to report the location of fire hydrants and their operational status.

The event was sponsored by the Middle Georgia Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), Mercer University, Knight Foundation and the Community Foundation of Middle Georgia.