Kehillah Sophomores Develop News Bias Detection App in Bay Area Hackathon – Win 2nd Place
Kehillah sophomores, Daniel Mendelevitch, and Jasper Wood joined forces last weekend in a Bay Area hackathon event. Over 15 teams competed. There was no strict theme to the hackathon; the students were tasked to create a product which solves a problem. Daniel and Jasper’s team, which also included a student from Nueva, chose to create a webpage and Chrome extension which determines the bias of a news source. Jasper was responsible for the backend of the app, while Daniel took responsibility for building a machine learning mechanism to detect the bias. Their final product won second place! The students enjoyed the 16 hours spent on coding in a supportive environment and the excitement of creating a product. On top of it all, the team won a cash prize and a guaranteed summer internship with a startup. Kol HaKavod!