And the Winner Is... (#JOLTHackathon)

Second JOLT Hackathon a Nail-biter!

This past weekend, eleven teams from across the City joined the #JOLTHackathon at The Venture Center. 

Participants competed to solve technical puzzles in a real-time, responsive "Game of Codes". Teams tackled puzzles categorized under topics such as cryptography, forensics, web vulnerabilities and social engineering. Teams leveraged hard technical skills and strengthened soft skills like communication and team work.

Defending champs, "Space Goats" joined corporate teams from ClearPointe, FIS, Lindsey Software, Metova, as well as teams from Pulaski Tech and Catholic High. Game masters from UALR's cyber security club and architects with IBM Bluemix once again created puzzles and managed the 24-hour competition.

Teams leapfrogged over one another up and down the real time scoreboard over the course of the twenty-four hours fighting for the first place prize. In the end, it came down to a race to the finish line between the team from Catholic High and community team and defending champs Space Goats.

Watch this video below to learn who came out on top at the end.