GOVERNOR’S OFFICE MEDIA ADIVSORY: Facebook LIVE with Todd Nacapuy and Hawaii Annual Code Challenge 2017 Winners

Posted on Sep 25, 2017 in Latest News, Newsroom, Press Releases

WHAT:  Facebook LIVE with Todd Nacapuy and Hawaii Annual Code Challenge 2017 Winners

WHO:            

  • Governor David Ige         
  • Todd Nacapuy, CIO
  • LoveMilkTea Team Captain, Shaziney Natividad & team member Brendt McFeeley

WHEN:  September 25, 2017 at 11:30 a.m.

WHERE:  facebook.com/GovernorDavidIge

More Info: Hawaii Annual Code Challenge 2017 Winners

The 2017 Hawaii Annual Code Challenge (HACC) culminated on Saturday, Sept. 23, at the East-West Center as Gov. David Ige welcomed scores of community teams who presented innovative solutions to various state challenges.

Community team “LoveMilkTea” came out on top with a mobile app for navigating the University of Hawaii at Manoa, which can often be a daunting maze to new students and campus visitors.

The complete list of winners follows:

  • 1st Place — “LoveMilkTea,” a team presenting a mobile UH wayfinding app
  • 2nd Place — “FidgetSpinners,” a team of UH students who presented a mobile friendly, searchable Hawaii Revised Statutes app
  • 3rd Place — “The-Progress-Bars,” a team presenting a solution for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs grant data management
  • Top High School Team — “No-Internet,” a team from Waipahu High School presenting a solution to assist the Office of Elections with volunteer scheduling
  • Top College Team — “ArchiTechs,” a team presenting another outstanding solution to assist the Office of Elections with volunteer scheduling

Certificates of award were also presented to community teams “pcotg-v2” and “PoweredByRamen,” as well as high school teams “J.E.S.S.” (Kamehameha School – Kapalama), “Nakoa” (Kamehameha School – Maui), and “Furious-Five” (Punahou).

The HACC provides a venue for the state to work together with the tech community to improve how state government engages and serves the public, while also helping to develop our local IT workforce. Conceived by Gov. Ige, the HACC is coordinated by the Office of Enterprise Technology Services (ETS) in partnership with the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation, local nonprofit Hawaii Open Data, DevLeague, and multiple state departments and agencies that will put forth challenges to community participants for identifying innovative ways to improve government services. For more information, visit: hacc.hawaii.gov

The event coincided with “National Day of Civic Hacking,” part of a nationwide effort led by Code for America to encourage individuals with technology skills to work together to show that government can work in the 21st Century.

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Media Contact:
Cindy McMillan
Communications Director
Office of the Governor
Office: 808-586-0012
Mobile: 808-265-7974
cindy.mcmillan@hawaii.gov