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Jenny Xu's App Helps Students Build Hackathon Teams


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Stony Brook University junior Jenny Xu

"Team formation . . . is the most integral part of your overall hackathon experience," says Stony Brook University junior Jenny Xu.

Jenny Xu, a junior in the Department of Computer Science at Stony Brook University, is a hackathon veteran. She has attended hackathon events across the U.S. and was a member of the SBUHacks.org committee. Inspired by her previous hackathon experiences, she debuted Hacker Matcher at this year's SBUHacks event. Hacker Matcher is an app for team building at hackathons.

In an interview, Xu speaks about her inspiration for the app, its development challenges, and her plans for Hacker Matcher's future.

From Stony Brook University
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