Femmehacks Take 2

And we’re back! Back at the Femmehacks hackathon, that is. A couple of weeks ago, Kelly, Elizabeth and I mentored at Femmehacks, an all-women hackathon created by students at the University of Pennsylvania. We were excited to help out and we brought lots of Picwell swag in the form of t-shirts and sticky-note pads.

This year, the event was held at the new Pennovation Center. There were so many students! It looked like the number of students this year had doubled compared to last year.

It was amazing getting to meet high school students and even middle school students who are interested in coding and software. I don’t think hackathons even existed when I was in middle school! For many of the young hackers there, this was their first hackathon. Throughout the day, we tried to help as many hackers as possible. Around dinnertime, Kento, our Co-op at Picwell, even made an appearance.

At the end of the Hackathon, we saw some really great projects.

We hope to be back in 2018!