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Hackathon winners announced at Big Blue

After 28 hours of hard work, we now know the winners of the Hack Big Blue competition. (Source: RNN Texoma) After 28 hours of hard work, we now know the winners of the Hack Big Blue competition. (Source: RNN Texoma)
WICHITA FALLS, Tx (RNN Texoma) -

After 28 hours of hard work, we now know the winners of the Hack Big Blue competition.

Eight teams competed against each other and the clock started at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Through smarts and wits, they created and presented original projects to a panel of judges which included WFISD Superintendent Micheal Kuhrt, Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics at Midwestern State University, Dr. Brown Marsden, and Owner of Mactech Solutions, Terry McAdams.

All eight teams had complex inventions but only one was crowned the winner. That team was Silicon Falls with an application they call Shake-it-Up.

"You just open the app, you can see categories, you wanna play, you wanna go outdoors, you wanna eat, and then what you do is you click on the category, you shake and Google will make the sound and you can say I'm hungry and based on an algorithm that we developed it will suggest for you a place to go," said Abdel Ait Roua. 

Silicon Falls received $500 in cash for winning. The team said they plan to invest their winnings into a server or into improving their idea.

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