Washington University Coders Win St. Louis Hackathon

Teams compete at St. Louis Union Station in the inaugural GlobalHack hackathon. |  Photo courtesy of GlobalHack
Teams compete at St. Louis Union Station in the inaugural GlobalHack hackathon. | Photo courtesy of GlobalHack

A team called “The Force” took the top prize at GlobalHack’s first hackathon held over the weekend at Union Station in St. Louis. The team that won the $50,000 first-place prize was comprised of current and former Washington University students, according to LockerDome’s website.

The second-place team, “Zebra Hat,” took a $10,000 prize in the competition, which began Friday night and ended Sunday night.

GlobalHack, a quarterly hackathon competition, was created by LockerDome CEO Gabe Lozano. At GlobalHack events, attendees competing in teams have 48 hours to build an application.

GlobalHack’s title sponsor —Topopps for this first hackathon — makes a $50,000 acquisition offer to the winning team for the prototype they develop. Topopps is St. Louis entrepreneur Jim Eberlin’s new startup that looks to use big data to analyze companies’ customer relationship management portals and forecast the likelihood of future sales.

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