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CS Masters Student among winners of 2014 AT&T Rochester Civic App Challenge

CS Masters Student among winners of 2014 AT&T Rochester Civic App Challenge

The AT&T Rochester Civic App Challenge is a two-month “virtual hackathon” for Upstate New York software developers to leverage open data to build smartphone apps that serve community needs. The goal of the challenge is to encourage local developers to build and deliver apps and services that serve community needs, connect and engage citizens with their governments and demonstrate how mobile technologies can lead to the next generation of tech jobs and investment.

Debjit Saha, a computer science graduate student, shared third place in the challenge with Syracuse University student Ricky Laishram for creating RocReport, a marketplace for area contractors to learn about civic projects. Congratulations to Debjit.

Winners were chosen by a panel of judges, who based their decisions upon the apps’ potential impact on Greater Rochester, execution and creativity or novelty. The two shared a $1000 prize which was awarded on May 14, 2014 at the RIT MAGIC Center.

Please see http://www.rit.edu/news/story.php?id=50777 for more info.