Girls Who Code hackathon brings creativity and excitement
Nearly 120 teen coders found inspiration and fun when they collaborated on social impact projects for AdaHacks III, another successful virtual hackathon organized and hosted by Saint Francis Girls Who Code members.
The female participants represented 55 different schools from five states, as well as Canada and India. Almost half reported that this event was their first hackathon. Together the coders worked on computer science projects dealing with education, health and social justice, while learning and applying skills they’ll need for future jobs in tech fields. Notable projects included the following, which all received first place honors at the hackathon: a site that allows students with chronic illnesses to share how they feel and record their level of pain; another site that allows users to view ratings for places based on covid-19 recommendations; and a third website that educates users on financial literacy.
Many Saint Francis students volunteered and participated in the hackathon:
Girls Who Code Co-Presidents: Maya Chandra ’21, Mila Hong '21
Girls Who Code Board Members & Ambassadors: Tanvi Yalamanchili '21, Riteka Murugesh '21, Krystal Lan '21, Lulu Htutt '21, Safaa Hussain '23, Diya Hasteer '23, Connie Xu '21, Mia Cheng '21, Julia Sochova '23, Koena Jaware '23, Nikita Senthil '23, Angela Xiao '22
Winning Participants from SFHS: Sovie Prasad Shekhar '22, Clarissa Chen '22, Molly Sullivan '22, Aline Garcia-Sanchez '21
In addition, 30 employees from Google also volunteered as mentors, panelists and judges.