Twelve Xavier students captured top honors at the Women in Computer Science Coding Competition at Arizona State University. The competition was arranged by Xavier alumna Nichola Lubold ’05 and was judged by a team of women Computer Science professors from ASU.
Xavier juniors Nsomma Alilonu, Gabriela Garcia, Erin Sweeney, and Hannah Tribolet were the overall winners. Their application, Typing Tempo, was designed to teach students how to play the piano by scoring their keyboarding efforts with an accuracy percentage.
Xavier seniors Ellie Fessler, Talia Khan, Kirielle Singarajah, and junior Kassidy McIntyre placed second with an application called Xrossing Xampus, which enables campus visitors to map routes from one location to another.
Xavier seniors Andrea Kraetz, Claudia Lucca, Lisbet Maldonado, and junior Tatum Cork placed third with an application that matches volunteers with agencies in need of volunteer assistance.
In related news, Xavier juniors Kassidy McIntyre and Brittany Robinson won national first place honors in the Computer Science Teachers Association’s “2015 Faces of Computing – Computing for the Common Good” video contest.