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Our team social distancing

It’s been a busy end to our spring break under quarantine. After running out of Netflix shows to binge, the four of us—Amrit Baveja, Beck Lorsch, Rohan Vasishth, and Sasha Sherstnev—came up with another way to spend our time. We entered The Global Hack, and we are honored to announce that the judges unanimously decided to award us first-place in the education track (led by Reid Hoffman) for our project InsideScoop.

The Global Hack was a 48-hour online competition for building solutions to challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. It was featured in Forbes, CNN, The New Yorker, and others. More than 15,000 participants from over 100 countries competed to win a portion of a €195k prize pool sponsored by the European Commission, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Estonia’s e-Residency program, Universal Media Group, Cisco WebEx, and many others. …

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Photo by Paul Hanaoka on Unsplash

Meme account/page: an account on a social media network that posts internet memes. They post many times a day to audiences ranging from a few hundred followers to tens of millions.

In April of 2017, the Federal Trade Commission sent out a series of letters to Instagram influencers reminding them that they must make any “material connection” (money, free product, etc.) …

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After months of very on and off work, I have finally released my new app, TrumpHeadlines. I got the idea in late December, 2016 after thinking that a Trump news app could be a good business venture with the never ending stream of news about him and his associates. Plus, I already had HeadlineTV to use as a base.

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News feed screen

I was quite disappointed with using RSS like I did on HeadlineTV, so I decided to just use APIs. This made it much easier to manage the news data and was far less confusing. And with needing to have multiple sources to be able to show an apt amount of news, it now gets its feed from multiple user chosen sources and then randomly shuffles sources (well at least as random as a computer can). …


Beck L

High school student, iOS developer. www.becklorsch.com

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