Two FEMBA students who had never before developed web applications made it to the final round of the "Hackathon," UCLA Anderson Entrepreneur Association's second annual Developer's Contest, held February 22-24 in the heart of Silicon Beach.
James Biskey (on the right) and Evan Moore of the FEMBA Class of 2015 joined forces as Team wetFoot for the contest, which challenged small teams of developers, entrepreneurs, designers, and others in the tech community to develop a complete, working app from scratch over the span of 42 hours.
Given this year's theme of "travel," Biskey and Moore designed and coded "Percipio," an app to help travelers find local guides and interpreters. Their efforts were worth a trip to the final round, where the chosen teams competed for over $10,000 in cash prizes in categories that included Best All-around App, Most Innovative/Technically Daring and Best UX/UI.
Although wetFoot and Percipio did not emerge victorious, here Biskey and Moore consider their reasons for entering the Hackathon and how such events reflect the spirit of UCLA Anderson students.