Computer science students from Colorado School of Mines won big at the Xilinx Technology Showcase & Hackathon 2017, taking first and second place in the tech company’s coding competition earlier this month in Longmont. Twelve student and industry teams competed for 30 straight hours, using a Digilent PYNQ-Z1 dev board to develop working code for an application using the open-source, Python-based PYNQ framework. The winning team, Mines’ Team Questionable, developed an automated parking lot assistant to help Mines students looking for a parking spot on campus. The application, PARQYNG, employs motion detectors to sense car movement and determine whether a car is entering or leaving a lot. Read More Here