On the weekend of February 26th, 2016, Matrix sponsored Sparta Hack, Michigan State University’s second annual student-run hackathon. Spartan Hackers, a student group at MSU that has created a community of collaboration, technological innovation, and creation, organized the popular event.
Sparta Hack brought together high school and university students (as well as recent graduates) to unleash their creativity with technology and connect with peers and professionals within the field. Students of all skill levels were invited, and the event received an overwhelming amount of applications.
Several Matrix team members helped bring Sparta Hack to life. Bogdan Pozderca, a programmer at Matrix, developed the Sparta Hack website and was also the technology director of the event. Aasiruddin Walajahi, another programmer, was an Android developer for the event. And Austin Truchan, a Matrix designer, was responsible for branding and designed the Sparta Hack website.
In addition, two Matrix team members received awards for an app that they created at the event. Jenna Sanocki and Zach Jaghory, programmers at Matrix, developed NutriCam, an Android app created to help users manage what they eat. Essentially, the app recognizes food within pictures that the user uploads, and identifies the nutrition information in these foods.
To learn more about Sparta Hack, visit: spartahack.com
To find out more about Spartan Hackers, visit: spartanhackers.com
To learn more about NutriCam, visit: devpost.com/software/nutricam
By: Katie Susko