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The HackJos Hackathon that was held in the city of Jos on 23rd to 25th, has just concluded and Team Crystal emerged as the overall winner.

30 coders were shared into nine groups to brainstorm and compete on creating new applications that cut across web, desktop, hardware and mobile projects.

The teams were: Team Crystal, Team Simplex, Team Emblematic, Team Braniac, Team Emerald, Team Ivory, Team Phoenix, Team Dynamite and Team Bauchi.

Team Crystal won the first place with their mobile-based GSM home automation system that uses a mobile device to control electrical appliances in the home or at the office. It is built to detect temperature, light intensity and motion changes in the environment and give feedback on the state of the appliances to a mobile user interface. The team was led by Nnamdi Ibe with Emmanuel Okorie and Bebeyi Grace Abiodun as team members.

Team Bauchi was the second runner up with their web development project, LokalShopper, an app will allow various information broadcast within a geo-community, here a prospective buyer can use the app or website to indicate interest in goods, and get feedbacks if goods are in stock or not.

The winner gets a package that includes free tech support from Nignux Technologies until
launch, one year free private account from GitHub, an iPad for each team member from Travel Bay, 3 days free hotel stay by hotels.ng and 6 months of free branding and business model development work from MINDcapital.

The second prize winners gets one year free private account from GitHub and free tech support from Nignux Technologies until launch and the third prize gets 6 months free private account from GitHub and free tech support from Nignux Technologies.

According to Daser David, the head of the team behind #HackJos, they are hoping that the competition becomes an annual affair and that the 2016 edition will be bigger and better.

“This is just the first step into creating a technological hub in Jos and what we will call ‘Silicon Plateau,” he said.

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