Hackathon teens at Levels forge technological solutions to stress

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Teens trying out the virtual reality relaxation environment created by Team Dream at Levels. (Photo courtesy of the Great Neck Library)
Teens trying out the virtual reality relaxation environment created by Team Dream at Levels. (Photo courtesy of the Great Neck Library)

The Levels Teen Center at the Great Neck Library held a Teen Hackathon on March 1 and 2, creating new technology to help with stress management.

On Friday evening teens were given a challenge to design the prototype of a product that would use technology to help teens manage the stress in their lives. Teens were then given six hours on Friday and four hours on Saturday to complete their projects.

In addition to Levels staff, several Great Neck residents who work in computer science related fields provided mentorship to help teens complete their projects. Congrats to all of the participants, including the winning teams:

Most Complete Award: Team Dream – Ethan Zhuo, Tevin Zhuo, and Ryan Lee built a virtual reality environment for teens to relax in.

Most Creative Award: Team Android – Han Zheng, Jenny Dong, Katie Zheng, Wendy Wang, and William Huang created a massaging backpack out of Sphero robots and fabric.

Most Relevant Award: Team Apple – Julia Oh, Liel Ezroni, and Rachel Woo developed a website to provide teens with a variety of activities they could use to relax.

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