Alanna Howard

297 points
United States

Alanna is a senior at NC State and passionate about ways to make technology user friendly. She enjoys traveling and working through her long list of "To Read" books. Follow her on Twitter at @alanna_howard.

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Matt: I think this prize is at the wrong limit between interest and investment. I think it's too high for interest, and too low for investment. The reward for a competition like this should be the publicity and the opportunities for the winning team, which are some of the other prizes. The monetary winnings should be in the form of fellowships for individual exploration or entrepreneurship to take their design to the next level, or share the technology even further.

Rand: I agree. I understand that prizes can give lesser-known competitions legitimacy, but I think the value of the collaboration should be a pure need to improve the respective ecosystem.