Two IFSC Students win 1st Place at Crimson Hacks

Two of our Information Science students, Karen Watts and Michael DiCicco, were invited to participate in Crimson Hacks ( in Tuscaloosa, AL April 14-15, 2018. CrimsonHacks is an annual event that is all about bringing hackers from around the south for a weekend of innovation. For 24 hours, 200 students from all over the southeast come together in Tuscaloosa at The University of Alabama campus for a innovation, free food, and of course, free swag.

The IFSC students’ innovative idea was a Tweety Wallet App ( ) that would help people to know what to do with their crypto-currency (keep it or dump it) using facial recognition. Not only did the IFSC student team win Best Use of AWS (2nd year in a row that this team won best Amazon Web Service Innovation) but this year they won 1st Place Overall!

Congratulations to Karen and Michael for doing an outstanding job representing the Information Science Program at Crimson Hacks!

Dr. Liz Pierce
Chair, Information Science

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