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Hack Jersey... We Won!

In recent news, Teaneck Patch Local Editor Noah Cohen and Ridgewood-Glen Rock Patch Local Editor James Kleimann joined Hack Jersey, a weekend-long competition at Montclair State University where coders and journalists came together to create news projects using public data with the aim of creating the most compelling news pieces they could.

Noah and James, along with Brian Donohue of Echolocation, were presented with Hack Jersey's "Overall Winner" award by NJ News Commons Director Debbie Galant. Their project, CrashDataNJ, is an application that helps readers understand information from the NJ Dept. of Transportation on the Garden State Parkway. This team's prize is a visit to the NY Times' R&D laboratory and lunch with VP Michael Zimbalist. Go Patch!

Courtesy of D. Gallant