GlobalHack Announces Winners for Fourth Event, GlobalHack IV

June 10, 2015

Team ‘J-Rod The Prodigy’ — aptly named after its 11-year-old teammate — took home the top prize of $30,000 at the GlobalHack IV hackathon held this past weekend at the @4240 building in the Cortex Innovation District.

The four winners and their team members are:

1st Place ($30,000): J-Rod The Prodigy

2nd Place ($15,000): Illinois Devs

3rd Place ($5,000): Vijango Polyglotters

Top College Team ($5,000): The Interns

The event, which asked participants to concept and build a publisher tool for prize sponsor LockerDome, drew hundreds of participants and 32 final teams from St. Louis, MO and beyond, including groups from California, Florida, Illinois, and Kansas.

Sean Kooyman, now a two-time GlobalHack winner, and member of the 1st place team ‘J-Rod The Prodigy’, had an even better experience this time around.

“It was a privilege to work with such a diverse group – the knowledge and skills they brought to the table were very unique and varied, and undoubtedly contributed both to the win and to a playful atmosphere throughout the competition that really made it enjoyable!”

LockerDome CEO and GlobalHack co-founder Gabe Lozano said he was thrilled at a collaboration between his company and non-profit, and noted significant forward progress for GlobalHack and its mission.

“The energy at GlobalHack IV was electric, and a sign of what’s possible with events like this in St. Louis,” stated Lozano. “We expect the momentum to continue building this Fall, as we evolve the model to focus on solving civic-minded problems.”

In addition to title sponsor LockerDome, the hackathon also received additional support from Purina, Emerson Climate Technologies (a former title sponsor), The St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, TEKsystems, and the Washington University Office of Technology Management.

GlobalHack fosters innovation and talent through hackathons. These events bring together developers, designers, and entrepreneurs to solve real-world technology problems for real-world customers. GlobalHack is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Their next event, GlobalHack V, will be held September 11-13, 2015 at the @4240 building in the Cortex Innovation District.

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