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Salford team wins HackManchester


Salford team wins HackManchester

Wednesday 28 October 2015

COMPUTING undergraduates from Salford University scooped the prize in a coding competition at the Manchester Science Festival.


HackManchester - a 24 hour coding competition  saw students  fire-up their laptops to solve a variety of data and computing challenges.

The winning team of Katie Paxton-Fear, Lewis Campbell, Dom Wright and Tom Willington from the 2nd year Computer Science course, were among four teams entered by the University’s Computer Science & Software Engineering section.

The quartet wowed industry judges with their presentation on an open data-set for the policing of Greater Manchester at the contest at the Museum of Science and Industry.

The students used PHP, CSS and HTML for their web application called Homeward Bound to helps users decide the safest route home from a random location. They used colour coding and analysis of crimes to configure their application.

Our Facebook site has lots of pictures of the event and awards ceremony on Sunday evening:    

The teams were supported by David Newton and colleagues in the School of Computing, Science and Engineering.