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U Asia Campus Undergrad Secure Top Spot at Domo-Layton Hackathon

Hyejun Park, an Information Systems major from the Asia Campus, joined forces with Jonathan Liles and Yeonjae Kim to secure the first-place position in the undergraduate division at the Domo-Layton Hackathon. Hosted by the David Eccles School of Business at the Salt Lake City Campus from November 9 to 11, 2023, their diverse skills and collaborative efforts paved the way for a well-deserved victory.

The Information Systems Program at the David Eccles School of Business fosters innovation and practical problem-solving, collaborating with industry leaders like DOMO and Layton Construction for an annual 48-hour Hackathon. DOMO is a data solution company providing business intelligent dashboard tools for their business partners. Layton Construction is a commercial contractor located in Utah and serving nationally. Their portfolio includes Rice-Eccles Stadium, the University of Utah’s football field. This event challenges undergraduate and graduate students to utilize the DOMO Business Intelligence (BI) platform in solving real-world problems. It’s an excellent opportunity to gain practical experience, certification, and compete for prizes.

The hackathon presented a pertinent challenge drawn from the construction industry, empowering students to leverage the DOMO BI platform and transform raw data into actionable insights.

Amidst collaboration and mentorship from industry experts, participants showcased their prowess in data science, business strategy, and software development. The intense competition culminated in victory for Undergraduate Team 4 (Yeonjae Kim, Hyejun Park, Jonathan Liles), highlighting their technical acumen and profound understanding of business challenges.

Assistant Professor of Information Systems, Byoung-gyu Gong, highlights, “The Information Systems major provides practical coding skills to create applications that help business processes and decision-making. We emphasize hands-on approaches to master web application and data service development, so any student without a strong math and coding background can learn and master coding in our program. After graduation, our students work as data engineers, data scientists, software developers, and product managers in the tech industry.”