The Build Madison event last weekend called on hackers, designers and creatives alike, to spend 24-hours building ideas into reality. The most developed ideas won prizes ranging from computer programs to cash.
The overall, undeniable winner was Daily.Do. They received first place from Sony and the actual Build Madison judges. Daily.Do is a goal manager that provides users with a ‘checklist’ of daily tasks, allowing them easily keep up with their goals on a day-to-day basis over a long period of time. It includes daily notifications via SMS.
The Build Madison second place winner was GoalKeeper, a website that manages school objectives as required by the state. It would hold a record of student learning objectives, as well as actual student progress. With GoalKeeper, teachers, students and state officials would be able to easily track student progress and compare it against state requirements.
Third place went to Boardify, an applications that creates a solution to the problem of transferring white board data to a computer file. Instead of creating a JPEG file like the current applications, Boardify vectorizes images.
Overall, Build Madison was a complete success. It opened up a number of opportunities for participants, but more importantly, it allowed them to connect with each other to create partnerships that last a lifetime. That’s what this event was all about — bringing together the creative, designer and innovative personalities in the Madison community. Congrats to everyone who participated, you all did an amazing job!