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2015 Saluki App Competition

Judged Voting Results

First Place

Snap Pile
Jeremy Packer

Runners Up

Tawking - Android Keyboard
Justin Dial, Nathan Davis
Flappy Speedway Challenge
Patrick Mcray, Noah Leverett, Arvind Srinivasaraghavan

Thanks to our Judges:
Lauren Siegert, The Southern, Digital Advertising Director
Tom Harness, Harness TechEd, Entrepreneur and Owner
Amy McMorrow Hunter, SIU, Technology Transfer Specialist

Popular Choice Results

First Place

Tawking - Android Keyboard (254 votes)
Justin Dial, Nathan Davis

Runners Up

Flappy Speedway Challenge (236 votes)
Patrick Mcray, Noah Leverett, Arvind Srinivasaraghavan

Book-O-Holic (228 votes)
Mohammad Alabandi

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2014 Saluki App Competition

Thanks to the teams and everyone who voted, as well as our judges (see below). Here are the results:

First Place Blue Category (judged):
Tie for first:
The Gluten Free Converter - $300
SI Trails - $300
Runner up
Gym Pals - $150
First Place Maroon Category (judged):
UniverCity - $300
Popular vote:
First: BangBang! Shooter Game- $150
Second: The Gluten Free Converter - $100
Third: SI Trails - $50
Honorable Mention
SIU Campus View
SI News
We are very proud of the 2014 teams! We have two businesses now at SIU composed of students making apps, both the first place winners of the Blue Category for 2014.  The vote of the three judges was an exact tie!
Many thanks to our judges:
  • John Ahrens - SIU Director of Enterprise Applications
  • Lauren Siegert - Online Director for The Southern Illinoisan
  • Tom Harness - Owner of Harness TechED (formerly with Orderbolt)

This competition is sponsored in part by:

2013 Saluki App Competition

Popular Vote:

  • 1st Place: SalukiWrite by Robert Calton ($150)
  • 2nd Place: Life at Southern by Jeremy Packer ($100)
  • 3rd Place: ofCourse by William Blankenship, Patrick Brown, Drew Murphy, and Jake Bock ($50)

Vote by Judges:

  • Best Blue App: Life at Southern ($150)
  • Best Maroon App: ofCourse ($150)
Thanks to the judges: Caleb Hale, online editor at the Southern; David Crain, SIU associate provost and CIO; Mehdi Zargham, Chair of the Department of Computer Science; and Rex Duncan, Director of community development and outreach for SIU.

Honorable Mention:

  • Duncan (John Leco)
  • SalukTracks (William Welling)
  • Workout Into the Future (Michael Henley and Ashley Schoolcraft)
Thanks to Husch Blackwell for supporting the cash awards, and 710 Bookstore for providing prizes for honorable mention!

Thanks to Our Sponsors!

  • Husch Blackwell LLP
  • SIU Carbondale Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Dean
  • SIU Carbondale Technology Transfer Program
  • SIU Carbondale Student Innovation Incubator