John Calvin Christian College students show they know their way around computers

John Calvin Christina College students have won an award for their use of geodata.
John Calvin Christina College students have won an award for their use of geodata.

JOHN Calvin Christian College students from Armadale have showed off their STEM skills at a hack-a-thon in Midland.

HackED 2017, run by SPUR and powered by Landgate, attracted 200 keen secondary students to use location data to develop ways to improve their communities.

“HackED is a fast-paced, exciting way for students to discover the power of open data and to build critical thinking, creativity and digital literacy – key career skills,” SPUR general manager Peter Markham said.

“This year the judges were thoroughly impressed by the standard of entries.”

The Year 10 to 12 group from John Calvin Christian College was awarded for its Best Use of Geodata after developing an app that enables the community to work with police to map areas affected by anti-social behaviour.

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