Liam Horne, an undergraduate student in the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science has been named Co-op Student of the Year for the Faculty of Mathematics.
"In the winter of 2014, Liam was a co-op student for Piinpoint, a Waterloo software startup that helps retailers determine the best locations to open shop," stated a note in the Waterloo Daily Bulletin for March 20, 2015. "Within the year, he became the company’s Chief Technology Officer and leader of product development. Initially, Liam worked solely on writing software for PiinPoint’s platform, but he quickly became involved with business strategy, optimization of day-to-day operations, and managing the company’s growth of technology infrastructure. The company structure grew three times in size over this time. Today some of the largest retailers and real estate brokerages in the world use the platform."
Horne, played a large founding role in creating Hack the North — Canada’s largest hackathon. Last September, the hackathon gained sponsorship from many large and fast-growing technology companies, allowing 1,000 students to travel to Waterloo for the event. Hack the North runs September 18-20, 2015.