Alumna Wins TechCrunch Hackathon

 

November 18, 2010

ECE alumna J'aime Ohm (E'10) relived her college days this fall when she pulled an all-nighter to defeat 450 competitors in September's TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon in San Francisco. The hack marathon took place in conjunction with TechCrunch's web innovation conference, and fellow alum Frank Denbow (CS'08) told Ohm she could get free admission to the event if she participated. She took a shot and it paid off in a big way - not only did she take first place, but her creation has also morphed into WiseDame, an iPhone app that can alert loved ones of your whereabouts when you can't. Read all about Ohm's experience and what she's doing with WiseDame at www.cmu.edu/homepage/health/2010/fall/wisedame.shtml.