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Lehigh students stand out in Philadelphia computer "hackathon" competition

Earlier this month, Lehigh sent a team of students to the PennApps Spring 2013 Hackathon -- America’s largest student-run hackathon with 48 hours, 91 teams, 320 hackers and over $10K in prizes.

The Lehigh team of Greyson Parrelli '14, Ben Chen '13, Michael Toth '14 and Zachary Daniels '13 competed and created the project SparkTab. Prior experience with hackathons can be identified through the utility and beauty of the interface, which makes SparkTab simple and easy to use.

SparkTab is kind of like QuickSilver for your browser -- instead of setting your new tab page to, for example, Google, you would add SparkTab. At the text entry bar, you can perform searches, send texts, and even post to Facebook and Twitter. It is a quicker way to do lots of activities online from one single location, without having to enter a URL or click on search results.

Parrelli, Chen, Toth and Daniels earned runner-up in the competition for their efforts.

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