HackREGINA Spring 2014 Winners!

First a big thanks to our location, event, community, and API sponsors for supporting our 5th hackathon.  We had a great turn out with about 20 developers creating 8 projects!  You can see all the submitted projects online on our challengepost website – hackreginaspring2014.challengepost.com

Here’s our winners!

1st Place – Commtivity

Commtivity is a web application that allows you to post activities for others to join.  If you’re playing soccer in the park, post it on the site – Commtivity will let other subscribers in the area know via text message that there’s a game to join.

APIs used: Windows Azure, Twilio


2nd Place, People’s Choice – SafeStation

SafeStation correlates the location of gas stations in Regina with neighbourhood crime data to present a list of the most and least safe gas stations to fill up at in Regina.

APIs Used: GasBuddy API, Regina Police Service Community Crime Data


3rd Place – Plan Ahead

Use the PlanAhead web app on your desktop or mobile device to determine the best gas stations to fill up at along your road trip.

APIs used: GasBuddy API




Student Prize – Witty Bot

Witty Bot uses an Arduino, an android phone, and the Wit API to send voice commands to a motorized bot that can move forward, move backwards, and fetch you a beer.

APIs used: Wit API

17 Mar 2014, 10:55am
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  • HackREGINA Location Sponsor

    Innovation Place - Innovation Place is home to approximately 40 clients in six buildings, employing more than 1,600 people.

  • HackREGINA Event Sponsors

    iQmetrix Software - At iQmetrix, we create great experiences for retailers, their employees, and the end consumer.

    GB Internet Solutions - We’re proud parents to GasBuddy.com and OpenStoreLoyalty.com, and while we don’t like to play favorites, the GasBuddy app has over 30 million downloads!

  • HackREGINA Community Sponsors

    YellowAPI - Our curated local search API is built off of the strength of the Yellow Pages database of over 1.5 million geo-localized business listings and associated rich content.

    Canadian Youth Business Foundation - Are you an aspiring young entrepreneur, aged 18 to 39, with a solid business idea? Are you looking for the financial support and expert advice that will help you bring your great business idea to life? The Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) can help.

  • HackREGINA API Sponsors

    eHealth Saskatchewan - eHealth Saskatchewan employees and consultants are committed to making a difference for Saskatchewan residents by supporting health care providers through making important clinical information available electronically.

    Cashtie - InComm’s new Cashtie API opens up access to retailers point of sale (POS) systems, allowing any approved developer to sell online goods to consumers at these high value retail locations—opening up the possibility for web and mobile applications to accept cash payments for virtual goods, services and utilities at top retailers.

    Twilio - Twilio powers the future of business communications, enabling phones, VoIP, and messaging to be embedded into web, desktop, and mobile software.

    Wit - Wit allows you to build a Siri-like speech interface for you app in 5 min! It's an API that turns speech or text into JSON.

    Windows Azure - Add a cloud backend to your apps in minutes, enabling your apps to reach every user on every platform. With support for popular languages and open REST APIs, you’ll be ready to integrate Windows Azure into your apps in minutes. Use any of Windows Azure’s APIs to complete your hacks. You’ll need to activate a FREE trial or your MSDN Windows Azure benefits prior to using Windows Azure.

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