Hosted by the Department of Computer Science and the TCNJ ACM student chapter.
A technical creation and learning experience
March 16th and 17th, 2013
Brower Student Center, The College of New Jersey
Ewing, NJ 08628
Have you ever wanted to dedicate 24 hours to extend your knowledge and learn a new technology platform, framework, or area? HackTCNJ is the perfect time to jump into a new area. We’ll have development professionals on hand to engage, inspire and assist as much or as little as you wish.
We won’t be focusing on any particular theme or type of app. Come inspired and show us how creative you can be! Web app? You bet. Mobile app? Not a problem. No idea? We’ll do our best to inspire you and help you get creative in expanding your portfolio to show future employers.
HackTCNJ is open to currently enrolled students of all types (high school, community college, undergraduate, and graduate). Don’t have friends joining you? Not a problem, we’re happy to help you join a team or make some introductions to others flying solo. Don’t be shy, we’ve been there too.
Computer Science student, Thomas Caputi, along with two friends, developed an Android app which allows the user to schedule times when their phone should be completely silent. The app is called “Silence” and has been featured in the print and on-line version of Popular Science magazine and The New York Post. As of this posting, the app has been downloaded over 50,000 times. Thomas was primarily involved with writing the backend, which includes a database library, scheduling, and event handling code.
In regard to the Computer Science skills used in Tom’s program, “the database library that the app uses relied heavily on my understanding of data structures. It uses Queues, LinkedLists, ArrayLists, HashMaps, and some custom data structure I wrote to allow me to map Java Objects to both their class and id number. So I have to say thanks to Professor DePasquale and the Data Structures class here for the foundations in these areas.”
You can see more information at the links below. Thomas and his friends call their “company” Epsilon Labs.
Silence was also featured on a number of blogs including “lifehacker.” And, has been reviewed on youtube, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qhzLyDOAUo.
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