techfrederick is very happy to announce the results of the 2020 Virtual Hackathon! Normally, a hackathon is an in-person event where teams form to build software and compete for prizes. While restrictions related to COVID-19 limit the “in-person” piece, we were excited to host the event virtually and having you be a part of it!

The theme of this year’s hackathon was making a difference in the Frederick community. Several local non-profits submitted challenges that require a software or digital solution. Hackathon team members Steven Epstein, Cathy Anderson, Matt Layman, Augusta Pinson were named the Overall Winners for the app they produced to benefit SHIP of Frederick County (Student Homelessness Initiative Partnership). The winning team was tasked with creating a responsive mobile application for SHIP that would provide information on available resources for homeless youth.

Two additional local non-profits chose winning apps created to meet their own needs and specs. City Youth Matrix chose a winning app designed to be used by volunteers to coordinate youth transport to and from activities. Frederick Fire and Rescue Services (FIRE) chose an app designed to help with their records management.

Read our full Press Release here

Our 2021 Hackathon information will be coming later in Spring 2021. Stay tuned!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email hackathon@techfrederick.org!