St. Mary’s Triumph at TIMONS!

Posted on 01st February 2018 | AwardsGeneralNews

Two gifted Year 13 pupils from St. Mary’s and their friend impressed judges in the TIMON Open Data Hackathon at Queen’s Computer Science Building last weekend. 

Over three days, John McElhone, Micheal McLaughlin and Rory McMullan were confined to a room to develop an app and pitch to increase the overall safety, sustainability and

efficiency of road transport systems using open, free to use public data. On Sunday, they pitched their idea to four judges and managed to win a prize of £1000 for the best use of open data in a project. 

    

John McElhone and Micheal McLaughlin pitching at the event.
John McElhone and Micheal McLaughlin pitching at the event.

This is the second time that John, Micheal and Rory have been rewarded for their innovation and use of technology, having previously won the BelTech Dragon’s Den competition. 

Well done, boys!

Micheal, John and Rory pictured at the event.
Micheal, John and Rory pictured at the event.