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QMUL students win hackathon with innovative app

Tuesday 22 September 2015

Congratulations to our team of 1st-year Computer Science students who recently won a hackathon with a travel advice solution called Avita which recommends places users can visit based on factors such as budget, theme and length of stay.

The infographic also shows the number of people users can hope to find in a certain destination, like themselves. In addition, they can monitor previous trends in tourist volumes and even predictions as far as one year into the future.

The team (Sameen Islam, Kristina Semenyuk, Jaykumar Pradeep Rawal and Kate Rushton) won a prize of $500 at the Aging 2.0 hackathon and three tickets to a technology conference in San Francisco.

The four of them won another hackathon in July with a different app, Travita, which allows frequent flyers to fill their spare luggage capacity on planes with products that charities need. Read more about how they bagged the £10,000 grand prize on our media pages

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