Hack-a-thon brings together Westchester’s student coders

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Teams of high schools students from Westchester County participated Saturday in a hack-a-thon event at Ardsley High School.

Everyone from beginners to complex coders were invited to participate and create a project around the theme of health and fitness using computer code.

They were tasked with making a website, and app, or an applet.

Student Ben Sherman told News 12 that his team made an app called “Health Connect.”

“It's basically a racing game that uses Wii boards to test how fast you're running,” he said.

A microcontroller, which makes coding easier, was the top prize for three lucky teams.

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