Summer Start-up Teams

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The Summer Start-Up teams works endlessly to venture into the career of computer science. Their research helps other fields of science by creating solutions or making the the typical lab day shorter by creating programs that provide shortcuts. Almost any tedious task can be made simple with the power of Computer Science!

Summer 2018

Recent Projects


Rakia Segev HMC ‘21, Ke Jin HMC ‘21, Brittany Wang HMC ‘19, and Shivam Malpani HMC ‘21 are the creators of the decision making web app that addresses the issue of group decisions by taking in an entire group’s preferences before generating choices for group members to discuss and rate.

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Enhance paper business cards with a digital element!

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Multi-Sig-Crypto is the simplest, most secure approach to creating, managing, and protecting currency accounts. It supports Bitcoin, Etherium, and Lightcoin.

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Summer 2017

Past Projects

Team inDANGERed

Sol Cruz HMC ‘20, Alberto Garcia HMC ‘20, Julianne Lin HMC ‘20, and Anya Wallace, HMC ‘20 were “Team inDANGERed.” They created an infinite side-scrolling game in which a user – perhaps a student – plays the role of an animal, such as a narwhal or a leopard. Both through gameplay and intermissions, the user learns the current conditions and situation with respect to these endangered animals. Beyond individuals, possible audiences include teachers, museums, conservancy organizations, and educational institutions formal and informal. The team presented at the two HMCEN events in the Bay Area in August ’17.

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Cole Kurashige HMC ‘20, Giselle Serate HMC ‘20, and Jennifer Zhu HMC ‘20, created “SuiteLife,” an application that allows students, young professionals, or any other cohabitating individuals to track and account for their shared expenses. Inspired by the sharing that happens within suites at colleges and universities, SuiteLife provides users direct control over the “microeconomies” to which they belong. Smooth, multiplatform interfaces and adaptable accounting enable any suite to ensure fairness and build trust and confidence with respect to the food and other consumables they share. As with the other two groups, this team presented at the two HMCEN events in the Bay Area in August ’17.

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Jay Chung CMC ‘19, Joshua Guggenheim CMC ‘19, and Julius Lauw HMC ‘19, created “YumNum,” an application that enabled groups to coordinate on-line decision making. A motivating scenario was a group using Yelp to search for restaurants: the returned results list may lead to more contention than cooperation. YumNum converted such a results list into individual decks of cards that users judged individually – the application then displays the summary consensus from those individual responses. Although restaurant-choice was the original app, the idea applies to any group decision-making when interacting with online information sources.

2017 Summer Start-Up Teams

2016 Award Winning Summer Start-Up Team

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