NEST 2013-14 Winners

Prize Winning Team
First PrizeRedbird by James Hadar and Christopher Stiles
Second PrizeHorton by Nick Heindl and Mitchell Lutzke
Third PrizeWordAffects by Justin Moeller, Nathan Moeller, and Nick Ackerman
Best Project Reflecting the Wisconsin IdeaIDE by Nick Heindl, Emanuel Rosu, and Liang Zheng Gooi

NEST Contest Day Schedule

Coordinates: April 4, 2014 in 1240CS.

For a pdf version of the schedule please click here
Time Team Team Members Project Description
8:55-9:00AM Introductory Remarks.
9:00-9:20AM BadgerFeed Allen Liu, Liang Zheng Gooi BadgerFeed provides an easy way to discover and organize events on campus for both students and student orgs. Its main goal is to renovate the traditional communication and planning between event organizers and students.
9:20 – 9:40 AM Redbird James Hadar, Christopher Stiles Redbird is a lightweight solution for monitoring projects sensitive to atmospheric changes within a confined space.
9:40 – 10:00 AM HumanRank Giang Doan Humanrank revolutionizes the way job-seekers and employers find and fulfill professional roles by analyzing resumes or online profiles (Linkedin...) then provides scores and rankings in job markets.
10:00 – 10:20 AM Moneyball Saikat R. Gomes, Rahul Chatterjee, Shoban P. Chandrabose Moneyball is a fantasy-sports-draft building software that leverages the game-theoretic enhancements over simple Machine Learning approach with a powerful user-friendly UI that makes drafting and monitoring your fantasy teams very easily and enjoyable.
10:20 – 10:40 AMBreak
10:40 – 11:00 AM TextMe Kumaresh Visakan, Salini S Kowsalya, Siva Subramanian, Vidhya Govindaraju, Vinitha Reddy TextMe offers a convenient way to obtain places nearby, directions to a location, and real time bus information in Madison without the internet. Sounds crazy? Text ‘Hello’ to (262) 533-0030 to know more!
11:00 – 11:20 AM WordAffects Justin Moeller, Nathan Moeller, Nick Ackerman WordAffects is an online sentiment analysis tool that allows users a live look in to the recent sentiment of a topic on Twitter. Users can also save a search and see the change in sentiment over time!
11:20 – 11:40 AM VCTR David Delventhal Drawing app for iPad. Allows user to easily create beautiful art. Features include realtime GPU rendering, interactive tutorials, and easy to use interface.
11:40 – noon Zuntik Drew Mclean, Jacob Schieber Zuntik is an online calendar distribution tool that allows users to create, edit, send, and instantly download calendars to their computer, smartphone, iPod, or tablet.
noon – 1:20 PM Lunch
1:20 – 1:40 PM Horton Nick Heindl, Mitchell Lutzke Horton brings your plant to life, allowing it to check in on Twitter with its current conditions such as light and temperature. If you can't keep a plant alive, this product's for you!
1:40 – 2:00 PM IDE Nick Heindl, Emanuel Rosu, Liang Zheng Gooi IDE is the motion powered interface for coding, aiming to create an active and accessible programming workflow.
2:00 – 2:20 PM Flyr Sathiya Kumaran, Shriram Sridharan Flyr is a location based publish-subscribe framework. It is aimed at reducing the amount of paper wasted for providing information via flyers at different locations by digitizing them in a novel way.
2:20 – 3:20 PM Judge’s Conference
3:20 – 4:00 PM Awards Ceremony and Reception

Our panelists this year are:

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    Abhinav Gupta
    Abhinav Gupta is the co-founder and VP of Engineering at RocketFuel — a public trading company that is the leading provider of an advertising platform for data-driven marketing. Prior to co-founding Rocket Fuel, Abhinav was an engineering director at Yahoo!, where he led the development of their next-generation behavior-targeting platform and won their coveted “Super Star” award—the highest accolade Yahoo! presents to its employees. Abhinav holds a B. Tech degree in CS from IIT-Delhi, and an M.S. degree in CS from University of Wisconsin. He has co-authored almost twenty patents, and also co-authored the paper that won the SIGMOD-2003 Best Paper Award.
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    Pavan Nigam
    Inspovation Ventures
    Pavan Nigam is the Founding Partner of Inspovation Ventures, a Bay Area based angel investing group. Prior to that, he co-founded several companies including Healtheon/WebMD, Cendura and Trackle. He also founded the Badger Entrepreneurship Forum in Silicon Valley and is a prolific mentor to several young startups. He started his career as an engineer at Intel, and later led the Interactive TV group at Silicon Graphics. He did his BSEE from the Indian Institute of Technology (Kanpur) and his MSCS from the University of Wisconsin.
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    Greg Tracy
    Propeller Health
    Greg is a technology enthusiast who excels at applying technology in new domains with the potential for large scale. He balances the big vision of how software technology can improve our lives with being an advocate for customers still living in the present. Greg is currently co-founder and CTO at Propeller Health - the leading mobile platform for respiratory health management. You can follow him on Twitter at @gregtracy.
Prize Amount
First Prize$3,000
Second Prize$2,000
Third Prize$1,000
Best Project Reflecting the Wisconsin Idea$1,000
Our sponsors this year are:
Contact: Please direct your question about NEST to Jignesh Patel.

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