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Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Killer App Hackathon (in St. Charles, IL)

May 24th, 2012 Comments off

Bring your game: Three sessions, two days, one objective: Create the world’s first killer M2M app!

June 11-13, 2012 during the Connected World Conference at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, IL

Hackers nationwide are invited to participate in the first ever M2M app Hackathon-with fame and fortune as the reward for your creativity and skills! We provide the energy drinks, snacks, developer kits, and the room to code-all day and all night. The winners will receive not only cash, but a secure place in the history of hacking-guaranteed by a cover story in the nationally distributed Connected World magazine.

Drop your mouse and check out these incentives:
1st place: $3,000 plus be featured on the cover of Connected World magazine and mentioned in the cover story
2nd place: $1,500
3rd place: an iPad
4th place: a cellular signal booster

About the Hackathons:
Join us June 11 from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., and grab some free food and drink, as well as your developer kit to get started. You may participate in one or all three Hackathon sessions-either as an individual or as a team. Space is limited so sign up to participate today.

Additional details at http://connectedworldmag.com/conference/index.php?q=hackathon

ITM Students Spotlighted in RedEye Article on Startup

February 22nd, 2012 Comments off

“Billionaire or Bust” is the headline on an article in Chicago’s RedEye featuring two undergrads in Information Technology and Management. Waylon Janowiak ’13 and Joshua Hensley ’14 are partners with graphic designer Jenna Compton on GoSosh, a site that will allow businesses to reward customers through social media. The article chronicles the travails of the three young entrepreneurs as they tweak their product in preparation for an unveiling set to take place later this year. Janowiak and Hensley are both honor students in the ITM program and are members of IIT’s chapter of Gamma Nu Eta, the National Information Technology Honor Society; Janowiak is the Vice President. In the story Hensley comments on their efforts: “Success is not achieved by earning a mountain of cash or securing some great corporate title. Success is finding your passion and using it to effect positive change in the world.”

Student Innovator Award Winners – Fall 2011

December 8th, 2011 Comments off

(L-R) Sravani Chancharem, JaeKyoung Jeong, and Nitish Tipparaju

A Student Innovator Award competition is held at the end of each ITM 582 Business Innovation course to evaluate innovative solutions developed and presented by students. In this competition each student gives a 5-minute elevator pitch to promote his or her innovation.

All presenters were winners that day as they proudly showed off their innovations and demonstrated their ability to create new solutions. Nitish Tipparaju, JaeKyoung Jeong and Srvani Chancharem won the top three places for their Phone-based healthcare, Diet Bracelet and Dress Size Estimator innovation projects, respectively. All of the student presentations can be viewed on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/ibusinessinnovation.
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