Dover Fueling Solutions (“DFS”), a part of Dover Corporation that delivers advanced fuel dispensing equipment, electronic systems and payment, fleet systems, automatic tank gauging and wetstock management, is hosting a hackathon for technical master’s students from the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin at its corporate headquarters in Austin, Texas, this weekend, November 2-4, 2018.

Hackathons can take a number of formats, but generally involve a large group of people collaborating on computer programming problems. The format of the DFS hackathon will involve student teams competing against one another to develop the most innovative solution using facial recognition in order to assess and respond to customer sentiment. DFS is a member of the Advisory Council for the Master of Science in Information Technology and Management (MSITM) program, which is a STEM program at the McCombs School. DFS will also be hosting a capstone project with MSITM students in the spring.

“Dover Fueling Solutions is excited to partner with the McCombs School and The University of Texas at Austin,” noted DFS Vice President of Global Engineering, Steve Belt. “We believe this is the beginning of a long-term relationship that will create significant value for our company, the university, and the industry for many years to come.”

In the future, DFS plans to support similarly collaborative and competitive events with multiple universities across various regions around the globe. In partnering with world-class universities, such as The University of Texas at Austin, DFS hopes to develop synergies with academia to drive new innovations and inspire the next generation of industry leaders.