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TigerHacks tests tech wizards’ mettle

TigerHacks tests tech wizards’ mettle

The 36-hour-long hackathon tested students from all across Missouri to see if they could develop a functioning product in less than two days.

A (verified) picture is worth a grand prize

A (verified) picture is worth a grand prize

Engineering’s Alex Johar, Journalism’s Zechang Fu, Rachel Thomas and Meiying Wu, and TSU’s William Fries created VeriPixel, which uses blockchain technology — similar to that used by cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin — to allow news organizations and news consumers to verify the authenticity of photographs sent over open networks.

TigerHacks takes on new name, new aim

TigerHacks takes on new name, new aim

This year’s event brought a new partnership with the Reynolds Journalism Institute Student Competition, which meant the projects were created with a journalistic bent in mind.

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