The Yale Computer Society (YCS) is an organization run by undergraduates that is aimed at providing students with a range of opportunities to engage in computer science projects and activities outside of classes.
This spring YCS hosted a competition called The Grace Hopper Prize, in which Yale students designed and built projects related to computer science (similar to a hackathon, but with fewer limitations).
Competition rules and judging criteria can be found on the YCS website.
YCS hosted a Gala at the Grace Hopper College dining hall at which the following winners were announced:
Grace Hopper Prizes:
1st place ($500): PhotoOpt is an app which processes videos and selects the “best” frame in which everyone is smiling and no one is blinking. (Ryan Lim, Robert Tung)
2nd place ($250): Yale Grill is an iOS application that streamlines the grill ordering process at Yale Dining Halls. (Philip Vasseur)
3rd place ($150): DraftNet uses neural networks to learn how to draft DOTA 2 players by analyzing thousands of successful drafts by professional Dota players. (Will Merrill, Danny Montealegre)
Alan Perlis Prize ($200): Waiv identifies and organizes events happening around a user through an integrated mobile map application. (Lance Chantiles-Wertz, Sara Lee, Josh Clark, Omid Rooholfada)