AULA co-sponsors VetsHack
Antioch University Los Angeles partnered with Sabio, a Los Angeles-based software engineering program, and Operation Code, a non-profit organization that aims to get veterans coding, to host VetsHack over the Labor Day weekend.
The objective of the hackathon was to bring civilians and veterans together by providing an opportunity to create software solutions for daily challenges that veterans and their families face. Some of those challenges include: housing, educational opportunities, social and emotional health, employment, and resources for veterans who want to pursue entrepreneurial opportunities.
More than 100 people attend the Sunday presentation that included the judges, the Mayor of Culver City, Jim Clark, and Sabio alumni and staff. The winning team created a way for Veterans to easily identify mentors and to chat with them anonymously.
Eight teams competed for a top prize of $2,500. The second place team received $1000, and the third place team received $500. Billy Martin, a Veteran on the winning team, is a student AULA’s undergraduate program. The event was made possible by the generous support of Facebook.