UPRM Hacks 2016

UPRM Hacks! celebrated its first edition on July 10-16, 2016. It counted with the participation of 27 high school students. Eager to learn and start testing, they rose to the challenge. In merely 5 days, they designed, built, tested, and launched their own application. The following some of the applications developed during the camp.

Life is Hard

Mini game in which the player has 7 seconds to answer cleverly a series of question in order to win.

Developers:
Paola A. Dajer and María A. Muñoz
Proctor:
Bárbara González

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WhoseText?

Enables to create a chat room in which a group of friends can discuss a topic anonymously using SMS.

Developers:
Enzo Gutiérrez and Yamil Irizarry
Proctor:
Jorge Cruz

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Sandungueo

Shows information, such as shows, special offers and open time, of local establishments in the area.

Developers:
Andrea Orama and Isabel Muñiz
Proctor:
Bárbara González

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 BluText

An simple texting application that uses Bluetooth to send messages when there

Developers:
Alejandro Ruiz and Julian Ramos
Proctor:
Mark Mcmillan

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Solar Storm

Based on Galaga. This version lets the player customize the ship and bullets.

Developers:
Joshua Camacho and Orlando Marrero
Proctor:
Ivan Alvarado

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PicPrent

An easy to use picture editor. Lets the user paint with different colors and share .

Developers:
Gabriel Melendez and Edwin Melendez
Proctor:
Mark Mcmillan

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Dungeon Climber

Mission of game is that the player have to find their way through a different set of labyrinths.

Developers:
Eduardo Miranda and Giovanni Garcia
Proctor:
Ricardo Vila

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Galatic Wars

Spin off of the famous Galaga. The purpose of the video game is to  shoot enemy ships before they shoot you.

Developers:
Jose Vera and Sergio Ruiz
Proctor:
Anshal Joshi

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Medieval
 Adventures

Role playing game whose mission is to explore and survive in medieval era.

Developers:
Diego Alvarez, Alejandro Velez, and Armando Barnes.
Proctor:
Joseph Perez

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Activities

In addition to developing the applications, students enjoyed a variety of extra-curricular activities.

They relaxed after a long day dipping into the water at the Natatorium Complex at the university. The event was complemented with different styles of water competitions, single and in teams.  In addition, there was also space for everyone to show their sports skills playing sociable games of Volleyball and Basketball.

One particular day, participants took pleasure in watching a friendly tennis game between Prof. Bienvenido Velez and Prof. Guztavo Gutierrez. But fun really started when the goofy games began. Running, jumping, and tagging, students enjoyed competing against each other. Finishing the day with a fun water balloon fight which everyone ended being soaked from top to bottom.

However, the most memorizing day would be when each of these young developers got to meet famous school mascot, Tarzan. That is when each high schooler felt they were one step closer of becoming a Colegial. 

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