Delphix Names the Winner of its 2016 Annual Diversity in Tech Scholarship
Delphix extends a hearty congratulations to Clare Carroll, a masters student in Human-Computer Interaction at Carnegie Mellon University, on winning the third annual Delphix Diversity in Tech scholarship. Clare was selected through a rigorous review process of applications sent in from all over the United States, and Delphix has awarded her a $5000 grant to be applied to the study of a technical degree. The Delphix Diversity in Tech Scholarship is an annual grant program that supports underrepresented students who are pursuing a technical degree such as computer science, mathematics or information technology. The winner of the scholarship is determined by the Delphix engineering team, based on which submitted application best represents Delphix values.
"Delphix is passionate about diversity and the role an inclusive environment plays in producing outstanding products," said Eric Schrock, VP of Engineering at Delphix. "When everyone feels comfortable and is rewarded for sharing ideas, companies can be truly successful. This scholarship is one way Delphix fosters diversity beyond our industry. Clare's self-motivated work on Mickey Ears 2.0 and her dedication to improving are both key engineering values at Delphix, and we're proud to be able to support her in her continued studies."
Clare's winning entry is a photo booth app named Mickey Ears 2.0. Originally designed to digitally try on Mickey ears at Disney theme parks, Clare reimagined her application as a photo booth app, using both the ears and alternate hats superimposed on the user's picture. To do this, Clare built her app on top of opencv for facial recognition, and also incorporates video processing libraries and UI elements.