Graduate student Subha Vasudevan and her team, won first place at the 3rd International Women’s Hackathon at the University of Washington on October 11th. The event was sponsored by Microsoft Research and was held on university campuses all over the world. The task this year was to create a mobile or desktop application that could address issues such as climate control or disaster relief.
Subha created a Windows phone/desktop application called Know Your Zip. The app was constructed to give detailed information about water resources, the sewage system, waste management, and the recycling facility of a city when the zip code is entered. The project was chosen by a panel of UW professors and employees of Microsoft Research and will be featured on the Microsoft website.