Before school even started this year two TAMS students competed in the Sabre Hackathon in Dallas at the Sabre Headquarters on August 1 and 2. Four challenges were given around the topic of travel and this team of three students created TripBlaze which garnered them 1st place walking away with $15,000. The team beginning on the left are Dylan Macalinao, Ian Macalinao (TAMS Class 2014) and Adil Virani (TAMS Class 2016) and a large suitcase of cash!
Organized by the North Texas Commission, Dallas Entrepreneur Center, Cleanweb Initiative and The University of North Texas Discovery Park – this challenge sought innovative solutions to make North Texas more livable and sustainable in the areas of water, waste, alternative fuels and smart energy. Teams were to take 3 months to build web and mobile apps to present in competition for cash prizes totaling $80K. On October 17, 2-014 – the Energy Pal application was selected for a $10K prize. Energy Pal was developed by the team of all TAMS students, Ian Macalinao (Class 2014), Adil Virani, (Class 2016) and Brandon Truong (Class 2015). Congratulations to these amazing innovators from TAMS.