GlobalHack Awards First $50,000 Prize at GlobalHack I

February 3, 2014

Developers came from far-and-wide for the first edition of the GlobalHack competition — but, as it turns out, the winning team didn’t have to travel much at all.

A team of Washington University students won the $50,000 prize for solving a problem posed by the title sponsor. The cash is in exchange for their code and intellectual property.

200 or so developers came to St. Louis from as far as California and New York for the competition.

“It’s pretty cool,” Sean Kooyman, who came from southern California for the hackathon, told KMOX News on Sunday. “There’s a lot more going on here than I thought. It seems pretty lively and pretty vibrant.”

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