Students share their ideas on a real-life challenge provided by the Centre de développement du sport de Gatineau

Posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2018

On March 15, the Department of Communication organized its first ever hackathon with the help of the Com & Tech Innovations Lab (CTI-Lab).

On March 15, the Department of Communication organized its first ever hackathon with the help of the Com & Tech Innovations Lab (CTI-Lab). Students ranging from programs such as Communication, Public Relations, Information Studies and Management came together to share their ideas on a real-life challenge provided by a local partner. Participants were presented with the question “What is the best mobile app to communicate with athletes?” by the Centre de développement du sport de Gatineau (CDSG). Their goal was to co-design a mobile app for sustaining a strategy to help the CDSG communicate effectively with athletes and partners. Teams had 6 hours to come up with an application prototype and a 2-minute pitch to present to the judges. The winners of this year’s hackathon, Joshua Terpstra, Ignacy Plazewski, Brooklyn Patrick and Birane Wane, all students studying in communications, received a prize and recognition as volunteers for their community engagement by the Michaëlle Jean Center for Global and Community Engagement.

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