Four NC A&T State University students claimed a victory of Black Enterprise’s TechConneXt Summit BE Smart Hackathon. A&T team members Angelica Willis, Brandon Long, Ashana and, Jean Beya developed “Let’s Go Black:” Where Culture Meets Adventure One Road at a Time, an app that helps anyone discover all things relative to the black experience while located anywhere in the nation that brought them the winning title. The IOS application helps users discover and devise a customized road trip experience and helps them support black owned businesses by sending them push notifications when in the vicinity of an African American business.
The 24-36 hour hackathon challenged each team to use their creative and development efforts to create an innovative In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) app. The participants’ primary focus was to develop an app for usage within a Toyota vehicle, also the lead summit sponsor.