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WNY Civic Hackathon Powered By AT&T Set To Address Community Issues Through Technology

WNY Civic Hackathon Powered By AT&T Set To Address Community Issues Through Technology

AT&T, United Way of Buffalo & Erie County, University at Buffalo, dig Buffalo, InfoTech WNY and Buffalo Open Data partner to host a civic hackathon challenging teams to create innovative software and/or hardware solutions that will serve the community

 WNY Civic Hackathon powered by AT&T, the first ever daylong hackathon dedicated to solving local civic issues in the region, will challenge teams to face off to deliver the best civic technological solution in a 13 hour period for the following local issues; Housing/Property Blight, Transportation, and Advocacy/Public Policy. Cash prizes totaling $3,500 will be awarded, with a grand prize of $2,000, followed by a second place prize of $1,000 and $500 for third place. 

From Engineer to Entrepreneur ...

From Engineer to Entrepreneur ...

 

By Lauren Kirchmyer

Quitting a steady job to become an entrepreneur is a scary change filled with uncertainty. The move comes with a lot of hope and hard work, but according to local entrepreneur Adam Kern, the change can be a rewarding one.

The Orchard Park native graduated from the University at Buffalo and worked as an engineer when he started designing his own T-shirts through a company he named My Buffalo Shirt.

Trey Whitfield Foundation Honors NU President’s Commitment To Educational Access

Trey Whitfield Foundation Honors NU President’s Commitment To Educational Access

The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, was named a 2015 Adult Honoree by the Trey Whitfield Foundation during the organization’s 23rd annual awards dinner, which was held July 17 in Brooklyn.

New Niagara University Students Help Rehab House In Niagara Falls With Habitat For Humanity

New Niagara University Students Help Rehab House In Niagara Falls With Habitat For Humanity

Before even taking their first official class as Niagara University freshmen, sixteen students are helping to fulfill the institution’s Catholic and Vincentian mission.

NU Student Uses Social Media To Land Spot On Food Network Cooking Show

NU Student Uses Social Media To Land Spot On Food Network Cooking Show

A Niagara University student has leveraged a self-professed addiction to Instagram into a starring appearance on one of television’s most popular competitive cooking shows.

Drums Along the Waterfront Celebrates WNY Competitors

Drums Along the Waterfront Celebrates WNY Competitors

 

Eight of the top drum corps in the world — who hold 42 combined Drum Corps International World Championship titles — will be visiting Western New York early next month to compete in the annual Drums Along the Waterfront competition.

“This is marching music’s major leagues,” exclaimed Jack Gaylord Jr., president of Drums Along the Waterfront. “The work, the dedication, the talent, the passion … they have made it to the very top.”

Niagara University Students Begin New Internship in Haitian School Founded by Alumnus

Niagara University Students Begin New Internship in Haitian School Founded by Alumnus

Six Niagara University students commenced a seven-week internship July 5 at Lycée Jean-Baptiste Pointe du Sable, a world-class educational facility in Haiti established by an NU alumnus.

The students selected for the internship – Bethany Bouthillier, Erin Burns, Amber Mis, Bailey Rudow, Tara Topolski and Tyler Van Leeuwen – represent an interdisciplinary cross-section of academic majors: teacher education, business administration and French.