Philly Codefest

Congratulations to the winners of Philly Codefest 2014!

Thank you to all coders, mentors, judges and sponsors for a great weekend! We hope to see you at the next Philly Codefest. Be sure to check back often for other PhillyCodefest events.

Grand Prize - $5,000

Team: City of Brotherly Love
Team Members: Jack Giammattei, Charlie Giammattei
Project: Monitor.me
Project Description: Monitor.me is a cellphone case designed to measure a user’s heartbeat while on the phone. The accompanying app allows users to view their pulse, compare themselves against national averages, and monitor themselves for potential heart problems.

Runner-Up - $1,500

Team: The Mighty DIVS
Team Members: Chris Hoopes, Dave Ferello
Project: Flying V
Project Description: Flying V is a high-level Leap Motion powered data visualization tool that enables users to recognize patterns in datasets such as Apache server logs. Initially developed as a cybersecurity tool, Flying V can be adapted to suit any batch of data for various verticals and industries.

Dean of the College of Computing & Informatics Innovation Award - $750

Team: Liquid Picnic
Team Members: Scott Lerner, Reid Welliver, Corey Shoenfeld, Isikcan Yilmaz, Burim Derveni
Project: MotionExplorer
Project Description: An intuitive 3-dimensional gesture controlled smart wheelchair concept.

NextFab Studio Award - 6-month membership to NextFab Studio for up to 4 team members

Team: Liquid Picnic
Team Members: Scott Lerner, Reid Welliver, Corey Shoenfeld, Isikcan Yilmaz, Burim Derveni
Project: MotionExplorer
Project Description: An intuitive 3-dimensional gesture controlled smart wheelchair concept.

Majority Student Team - $750

Team: BUI
Team Members: Vu Bui, Thach Nguyen, Duc Nguyen
Project: EZ Parking System
Project Description: EZ Parking System is a cloud-connected kiosk network that gathers real time on-street parking data. The system provides a platform for city planners to monitor current parking and traffic conditions in Philadelphia. Developers will now have direct access to the database to build useful applications such as apps that can navigate users to available parking spaces and pay using their NFC-enabled devices.

Women in Technology Award - $750

Team: Empower to Improve
Team Members: Trey Morris, Bill Powell, Maia Kowalchuk
Project: Empower to Improve
Project Description: Empower to Improve is meant to transition enrollees from averting regular visits with a healthcare provider until more severe and costly ailments present themselves, to attending group visits in a comfortable atmosphere with other patients with similar healthcare issues and treatment plans. Patients will input very basic information into a database accessible to healthcare providers who will then schedule group visits based on provided information, enabling providers to increase the volume of patients they see in a more efficient manner and will create a sense of community amongst group members encouraging adherence to their prescribed treatment plans.

Independence Blue Cross Healthcare Innovation Award - $500

Team: Level 3 Web Designs
Team Members: Matt Barnett, Jason Walsh, Brandon Him, Qingfeng Yang, Ilya Rogov
Project: Censeo: Visualizing Healthcare
Project Description: Censeo is a visual data mapping service with an elegant, simple, and friendly user interface. Using this software, public health officials and doctors alike are able to quickly spot relationships between specialty doctor locations and areas above or below the national average life expectancy to see if there may be a correlation between them.

CodeAcross/City of Philadelphia – Beyond Transparency - $500

Team: Threaded Thinking
Team Members: Alex Roscoe, David Tozour
Project: Threaded Thinking
Project Description: The properties from the Philadelphia sheriff sale are built into a dataset and combined with the Philadelphia BRT dataset and are visualized via Google Maps.

Best Hardware Hack - $500

Team: City of Brotherly Love
Team Members: Jack Giammattei, Charlie Giammattei
Project: Monitor.me
Project Description: Monitor.me is a cellphone case designed to measure a user’s heartbeat while on the phone. The accompanying app allows users to view their pulse, compare themselves against national averages, and monitor themselves for potential heart problems.

Best Mobile Project - $500

Team: BUI
Team Members: Vu Bui, Thach Nguyen, Duc Nguyen
Project: EZ Parking System
Project Description: EZ Parking System is a cloud-connected kiosk network that gathers real time on-street parking data. The system provides a platform for city planners to monitor current parking and traffic conditions in Philadelphia. Developers will now have direct access to the database to build useful applications such as apps that can navigate users to available parking spaces and pay using their NFC-enabled devices.

Venture Capitalist’s Choice - $500

Team: The Mighty DIVS
Team Members: Chris Hoopes, Dave Ferello
Project: Flying V
Project Description: Flying V is a high-level Leap Motion powered data visualization tool that enables users to recognize patterns in datasets such as Apache server logs. Initially developed as a cybersecurity tool, Flying V can be adapted to suit any batch of data for various verticals and industries.

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Advisory Board

Ken Kay, Chair Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Jumpstart NJ Angel Network
Sina Adibi General Partner, Artezio
Mel Baiada Partner, Basecamp Ventures / Founder, Laurence A. Institute for Entrepreneurship at Drexel University
Brad Denenberg CEO, SeedPhilly
Ryan Draving CEO and Co-Founder, CompeteLeap
David Fenske Isaac L. Auerbach Professor and Dean, The College of Computing and Informatics, Drexel University
Mark Headd Chief Data Officer, City of Philadelphia
Charles Kalmanek Former VP of Research, AT & T Labs
Conor Logan Co-Founder, CompeteLeap
Mark P. Loschiavo Executive Director, Laurence A. Baiada Institute for Entrepreneurship, Drexel University/Sr. Executive-in-Residence and Clinical Professor, LeBow College of Business
Spiros Mancoridis Senior Associate Dean, Computer Science, College of Computing and Informatics, Drexel University
Jeanne Mell Vice President Marketing Communications, University City Science Center
Bob Moul CEO, Artisan Mobile Inc.
Tom Olenzak Managing Partner, Drexel Partners/ Partner and Director, Robin Hood Ventures/ Innovation Consultant, IBX
Charles Oliva CEO and Founder, Lavahound
Yuriy Porytko Managing General Partner at SmartStart
Chuck Sacco President, Allin Interactive Latin America and Entrepreneur in Residence, Close School of Entrepreneurship, Drexel , Movitas
Joan Smith Marketing Advisor, Agilezoon.com
Steve Tang President & CEO, University City Science Center
Christopher Wink Editor-in-Chief, Technically Philly

College of Computing & Informatics

The College of Computing & Informatics (CCI) is the new focal point for Drexel's computing and information research and education. The combination of existing academic resources will create a College with considerable depth and breadth for addressing the opportunities and challenges of the information age. The College will also serve as a central hub for multi-disciplinary computing activities, which applications and utility span across a wide range of academic domains. As the College continues to showcase Drexel's long-standing strengths in computing and informatics disciplines, its recognition as a world-class academic unit for both research and educational programs will grow.

CCI combines the strengths and assets of many of Drexel's existing undergraduate, graduate, and professional computing and informatics programs. Specifically, the College combines The iSchool, The College of Information Science & Technology; the Department of Computer Science (from the College of Engineering); and the Computing and Security Technology program (formerly housed in the Goodwin College School of Technology and Professional Studies).

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nvigor

nvigor is a student-led organization focused on connecting students to industry and demonstrating talent in the form of new products, new designs, and new ideas. We are students that believe success is best achieved in a community of bright minds working to help each others' ideas to grow and succeed. nvigor aims to help cultivate talent and ideas in universities across the city and make Philadelphia a hub for young entrepreneurs. nvigor will accomplish this by reaching out to and partnering with the leaders of the Philadelphia entrepreneurial community to help the ideas of fellow students across the city reach fruition.

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Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship

The Close School is one of a very small number of freestanding schools of entrepreneurship in the nation. Building on an outstanding foundation of curriculum, programming, and thought leadership at Drexel, the Close School is the engine driving the expanded culture of entrepreneurship envisioned by the University’s strategic plan.

The Close School believes that entrepreneurship is not just a technical process of launching new companies, but is a set of personal and professional skills that foster the pursuit of innovation in business, personal, and career contexts. Students in every college and school at Drexel are able to connect through the Close School to curricular, extracurricular, and experiential programs that support their entrepreneurial efforts. The School serves the regional entrepreneurial and business community through its thought leadership in entrepreneurship research.

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Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design

Drexel University's Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design is a school in Philadelphia that offers students the opportunity to grow in the fields of architecture, design, media arts, performing arts, and Art & Art History.

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AWeber Communications

AWeber, headquartered in Chalfont, Pa., helps more than 120,000 businesses, entrepreneurs and bloggers increase sales and profits through its suite of web-based email marketing software. The privately held company was founded in 1998. For more information, visit aweber.com, subscribe to the AWeber blog or follow on Twitter and Facebook.

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Azavea

Azavea is a B Corporation (a social enterprise) based in Philadelphia. We create civic geospatial software for the web. Our software is used by governments, non-profits, and research organizations for geospatial data analysis and visualization. We build custom apps; develop data analytics; and manage several open source projects (DistrictBuilder, OpenTreeMap, GeoTrellis, and others). All of our work is aimed at applying geospatial technology for social impact and to advance the state-of-the-art through research. We work in many domains, including: elections, urban planning, forestry, water, law enforcement, history, climate change and land conservation. Join us and help apply technology for good.

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Jacquette Consulting

The people at Jacquette Consulting fundamentally believe that computers exist to make life better for people. We dramatically impact our clients by building systems that make people more productive, effective, and happy. We help our clients achieve their goals by providing exceptional software design, development, analysis, and integration services to growing companies in the Greater Philadelphia region.

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Snack Like a Local

Snack Like a Local is serving up local snacks to the Philadelphia area. From Farmers Markets in vending machines to catered events, Snack Like a Local has you covered!

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CodeAcross

CodeAcross 2014 is a weekend of events taking place in cities around the world. There will be events hosted simultaneously in dozens of cities all around the globe on the weekend of February 21-23, 2014. Coinciding with International Open Data Day, the goal of CodeAcross is to activate the Code for America network and inspire residents everywhere to get actively involved in their community.

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50 On Red

50onRed creates innovative technology that generates big profits for advertisers and publishers. Our traffic platform enables advertisers to execute and optimize digital ad campaigns around the world at massive scale. For publishers we offer a suite of monetization solutions to maximize advertising revenue from their digital content.

In an always-evolving industry, we make our mark on the cutting edge. Building, breaking, and bettering technology is our secret to staying at the forefront of innovation to lead the market.

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InSource

InSource is a leading IT staffing firm in the Delaware Valley providing expertise for contract and permanent placements. InSource values the reputation as one of the top and has been recognized in the Philadelphia Business Journal as a Top 25 Tech Employer and Top 25 Computer Consultant Company (ranked 7th).

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Point.io

Point.io is a Patent Pending Modern Middleware Platform that enables organizations to share and access documents behind the firewall and in the cloud from any location on any device. Using the Point.io API-¬enabled integration platform, IT executives can dramatically reduce development time on document-centric applications, and therefore realize significant cost savings and faster time to market. Business leaders can rest assured that employee data access patterns comply with corporate policy because Point.io authenticates every access request and monitors all activity. Point.io's technology delivers mobile backend as a service (MBaaS) to support rapid development and adoption of applications to meet the growing demands of mobile employees.

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IEEE

IEEE is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. IEEE and its members inspire a global community through its highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities. Students account for nearly a third of the more than 425,000 IEEE members in over 160 countries, and are driving many of the humanitarian technology activities within the organization today.

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Science Center

A dynamic hub for innovation, entrepreneurship and technology commercialization in Greater Philadelphia, the University City Science Center helps entrepreneurs, startups, and growing and established companies as they move their technologies into the marketplace, where they can benefit the region and the world. The Science Center offers a steady stream of networking, professional development, and entrepreneurial support programs designed to leverage the rich resources available on our campus and in the region. Graduate organizations and current residents of the Science Center’s Port business incubator have created more than 15,000 direct jobs that remain in the region today.

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Drexel IEEE

Drexel IEEE is Drexel's student chapter of the IEEE. The IEEE is the largest professional organization for the advancement of technology. DrexeIEEE is one of the largest by membership in the United States. DrexelIEEE hosts professional workshops, dinners to discuss scholarly articles, and educational events for middle and high school students in Philadelphia. The students work with both Drexel faculty and with other students in other chapters in the Region 2 to promote engineering activities.

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Independence Blue Cross

Independence Blue Cross is the leading health insurer in southeastern Pennsylvania. With our affiliates, we serve more than 7.5 million people nationwide, including 2.2 million in the region. For more than 75 years, we have been enhancing the health and wellness of the people and communities we serve by delivering innovative and competitively priced health care products and services; pioneering new ways to reward doctors, hospitals, and other health care professionals for coordinated, quality care; and supporting programs and events that promote wellness.

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NextFab Studio

NextFab Studio is a membership-based, high-tech workshop and prototyping center — it’s Philadelphia’s “gym for innovators”.

NextFab Studio’s mission is to foster technical, artistic, and entrepreneurial innovation by making sophisticated design, engineering, and fabrication technologies and services both friendly and accessible to small businesses and individuals. NextFab provides high-end design and engineering software, 3D printers, 3D scanning, laser engravers, computer controlled machine tools, large format printers, and electronics and textiles tools. A staff of professional artists, designers, and engineers offer training and support to members as well as consulting and contract fabrication services.

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Custom Fabrication, Design and Engineering Consulting, Technical Training, Laser Cutting, 3D Printing and more

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WebLinc

WebLinc is the eCommerce platform and services provider for the fastest growing online retailers. Our API based platform is built with Ruby on Rails and MongoDB. We are always hiring great developers.

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