Four School of Information MIMS students were awarded the “Hacker Award” in the 2014 Evernote Hackathon at UC Berkeley.
The event was sponsored by Evernote, which manufactures a suite of cross-platform software and services for notetaking and archiving. The hackathon challenged participants to extend the software’s core functionality with apps or add-ons that use Evernote’s API.
Second-year MIMS students Arezu Aghaseyedjavadi, Pablo Arvizu, Ramit Malhotra, and Timothy Meyers teamed up with computer-science undergraduate Shana Hu to develop the add-on tool TimeNote.
TimeNote facilitates group note-taking by syncronizing individual contributions into one master set of notes and letting members copy notes from their group to their own notebook. TimeNote would allow students to stay up-to-date on their class notes, for example, and fill in gaps they might have missed.