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.
UPRM Hacks Summer Camp
Mini game in which the player has 7 seconds to answer cleverly a series of question in order to win.
Paola A. Dajer and María A. Muñoz
Enables to create a chat room in which a group of friends can discuss a topic anonymously using SMS.
Enzo Gutiérrez and Yamil Irizarry
An simple texting application that uses Bluetooth to send messages.
Alejandro Ruiz and Julian Ramos
Based on Galaga. This version lets the player customize the ship and bullets.
Joshua Camacho and Orlando Marrero
Mission of game is that the player have to find their way through a different set of labyrinths.
Eduardo Miranda and Giovanni Garcia
Spin off of the famous Galaga. The purpose of the video game is to shoot enemy ships before they shoot you.
Jose Vera and Sergio Ruiz
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.