[TechConneXt Summit] Meet the Hackers

5 HBCUs sent their best and brightest to Silicon Valley to compete for best app creation at BE inaugural tech summit

Spelman hackers at TechConnext Summit

If you’ve been in tune with all things Black Enterprise TechConneXt Summit, happening now in Silicon Valley, then you’re well aware of the 20 ambitious students from Morgan State University, Howard University, Spelman College, Southern University, and Johnson C. Smith, hacking their way into notoriety with the BE SMART Hackathon.

Four students from each school are currently taking on the challenge of developing an app that will enable individuals to create budgets, manage expenses, review credit history, track spending, and develop savings and investment plans; all from their electronic devices. Each team’s app will be judged based on the utility to individual users and viability of the app. May the best team win.

Let’s meet the team members:

Morgan State University

Benjamin Hall (Team Lead) – Senior
Major: Computer Science
Minor: Mathematics

Khir Henderson – Senior
Major: Electrical Engineering
Minor: Computer Engineering

Kevin Proctor – Senior
Major: Electrical Engineering
Minor: Mathematics

Myles Wright-Walker – Senior
Major: Electrical Engineering
Minor: Cybersecurity

Howard University

Victor Foreman (Team Lead) – Senior
Major: Computer Science

Errol Grannum – Junior
Major: Computer Science

Barry Harris, Jr. – Junior
Major: Computer Science

Remington Holt – Senior
Major: Computer Science

Johnson C. Smith University

Michael Gibbs (Team Lead) – Senior
Major: Computer Science and Information Systems

Allen Johnson – Senior
Major: Computer Science and Information Systems

Lewis Lawrence – Senior
Major: Computer Engineering

Kimberly McFadden – Senior
Major: Information Systems Engineering

Southern University

Egbeyong Tanjong (Team Lead) – Senior
Major: Computer Science

Morgan Brenton – Senior
Major: Computer Science

Jonathan Charles – Senior
Major: Computer Science
Minor: Math

Alanie Fernandez – Senior
Major: Computer Science

Spelman College

Brygette Bagley (Team Lead) – Junior
Major: Computer Science
Minor: Math

Mya Havard – Junior
Major: Math
Minor: Computer Science

Osariemem Odemwingie – Junior
Major: Computer Science
Minor: Math

Elizabeth Sengoba – Junior
Major: Computer Science
Minor: Math

Watch these students hack their way to success via livestream at http://www.blackenterprise.com/events/techconnext/livestream-schedule/​. To closely follow all TechConneXt activities be sure to check out Black Enterprise via social media @BlackEnterprise and search #TECHCNXT for updates, highlights, attendee uploads and information.



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