College Of New Jersey Hosting 24-Hour Hackathon
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College Of New Jersey Hosting 24-Hour Hackathon


SERIOUSLY INJURED IN THE LINE OF DUTY. GREAT MIND ARE GETTING TOGETHER THIS WEEKEND AT COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY CAMPUS IS HOSTING A 24 HOUR HACK -A-THON, BUT IT IS NOT WHAT YOU’RE PROBABLY THINKING. “EYEWITNESS NEWS” REPORTER CRYSTAL CRANMORE’S LIVE IN EWING TO TELL US MORE BIT. CRYSTAL, GOOD MORNING. REPORTER: GOOD MORNING. WELL, HUNDREDS OF STUDENTS HAVE BEEN WORKING NON-STOP IN THE LAST 24 HOURS PUTTING THEIR SKILLS TO THE TEST. DEVELOPING WEBSITES AND APPS AND LOOK AT THIS, A LOT OF THE KIDS HERE OF BEEN SLEEPING, MAKING SURE TO STAY ON SCHEDULE BECAUSE THERE IS A DEADLINE TO COMPLETE PROJECTS. IF YOU LOOK BEHIND ME THESE YOUNG MEN FROM HIGH SCHOOL ACROSS OUR REGION ARE GETTING SOME WORK DONE. COLLEGE OF THE NEW JERSEY STARTED THIS PROGRAM ABOUT SEVEN YEARS AGO AND STUDENTS HAVE BEEN RUNNING IT EVER SINCE. THERE ARE MORE THAN 200 STUDENTS FROM LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL, COLLEGES TAKING PART IN THIS HACK-A-THON PROGRAM. THE IDEA TOYS CREATE USABLE SOFTWARE BY MOBILE APPS WE USE EVERY DAY OR HARDWARE LIKE ROBOTS. I ALSO WANT TO TAKE A SECOND TO INTRODUCE YOU TO MY NEW FRIEND TELL ME YOUR NAME. I’M CHRIS. AND HIS GROUP’S DEVELOPING A PUNISHMENT APP. SO PARENTS, GRAND PARENTS MAKE SURE YOU LISTEN UP. THIS IS FOR YOU. TELL ME ABOUT THE PUNISHMENT APP. THIS IS AN ENHANCED PARENTAL CONTROLS BASICALLY IT IS A WAY TO KEEP YOUR CHILD I GUESS PUNISHED TO DIFFICULTIES MINUTE YOUR CHILD W ALL OF THE TECHNOLOGY NOWADAYS CHILDREN HAVE IPADS, IPHONES AND LAP TOPS AND I’M SURE YOUR PARENTS HAVE HAD THIS HAPPEN TO YOU MULTIPLE TIMES WHERE YOUR KIDDINGS I NEED TO IT WORK ON MY HOME WORK BUT THEY USE IT TO PLAY GAMES. THIS IS A WAY TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE NOT HAVING FUN ON THEIR LAP TOPS. IT USES MACHINE LEARNING TO DETECT IF, TO DETECT THE CHILD ‘S FACE AND IF IT IS HAPPINESS ON ITS FACE IT WILL CLOSE TAB AND BLOCK THE WEB SITE, AND THEN IF IT DETECTS SADNESS IT WILL LEAVE THE SITE THERE BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT WE WANT IF IT DETECTS FEAR IT WILL MAKE IT WHENEVER THE CHILD TRIES TO CLOSE IT, IT WILL REOPEN ITSELF. JUST TO KEEP YOUR CHILD IN TECH BASICALLY. UM-HMM. SO WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO COME UP WITH THIS APP. WELL, WE JUST THINK, WE WANT TO HELP THE PARENTS BECAUSE IT IS GETTING HARDER AND HARDER FOR PARENTS TO CONTROL APE DISCIPLINE THEIR CHILDREN AND CHILDREN CAN DO WHATEVER THEY WANT AND THEY ALWAYS HAVE ALL THIS, ALL THESE DEVICES, YEAH. REPORTER: SO TELL ME YOUR NAME. I’M PASSA HAKEEM. TELL US HOW THIS WORKS HERE THE WAY WE PUSH THIS BUTTON WE HOW CAMERA TO GO. I WILL SMILE FOR THE CAMERA. IT TAKES A PICTURES ANALYZES AND SENDS IT OVER TO MICROSOFT WHICH WE USE THEIR SERVICES AND IT GIVES US BACK HAPPY, IT SHOWS I WAS HAPPY IN THE PICTURE AND WE WILL IMPLEMENT IT IN THE WEB SITE IT WILL CLOSE THE WINDOW. REPORTER: THANKS VERY MUCH. SO OBVIOUSLY THIS IS STILL IN THE DEVELOPING PHASE, RIGHT. YOU GUYS HAVE ANOTHER FOUR MORE HOURS OR SO TO COMPLETE THIS WE WILL BE SURE TO CHECK IN AND MAKE SURE THAT THIS APP IS THE WAY THEY WANT IT TO BE. SO COMING UP IN 30 MINUTES WE WILL INTRODUCE YOU TO A PERSON WHO HAS BEEN COMING TO EVERY SINGLE HACK-A-THON DON’T MISS IT. LIVE AT TCNJ, CRYSTAL CRANMORE

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