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PROGRAM INFO

In Spring 2016, Gique after-school program students participated in their first-ever #HackDorchester Challenge at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester. Each team was matched with a local mentor and provided with a budget to design and prototype a project idea which addressed a problem in their community in one of the following categories: Housing & Employment, Climate Change, Education, Citizenship, and Public Health. 

The challenge culminated in final pitch presentations on Tuesday April 26th from 7:00-8:00 PM at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester McLaughlin Building (4th floor). This event will be free & open to the public. Food & refreshments will be served.

 

INTERESTED IN STARTING A GIQUE PROGRAM AT YOUR ORGANIZATION OR SCHOOL?

Email us at contact@gique.me.


Spring 2016 #HackDorchester Program Video

Sponsored by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester


Thank you to the companies who volunteered to mentor our students at our Entrepreneurship Workshop at the Roxbury Innovation Center:

Nikita Virani - CEO of Wizdy
Melissa James - CEO of The Tech Connection
Valerie Basnight - CEO of LIR Productions
Jamila Smith - CEO of Beldwell
Mitch Gaynor - Customer Success Ninja at Dispatch
Mike Demarais - Founder at Handprint, Developer at Dispatch
Diana Vertus - CEO at Exquisite Design Concepts


PROGRAM MENTORS:

Katy Ma

Katy is originally from Philadelphia and is now a sophomore at Wellesley College, studying Media Arts & Sciences (a combination of computer science, art, and design). She loves photography, coding, designing mobile and web interfaces. Fun fact: Katy has a Pomeranian puppy named Maya!


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Jesslyn Tannady

Jesslyn is originally from Jakarta, Indonesia and is currently double majoring in Computer Science and Media Arts & Science at Wellesley College. When she's not in class, you'll probably find her drawing, playing (and making) video games, tinkering with virtual reality, or 3D printing!


Sarah Babski

Sarah Babski is a Northeastern University student ('18) majoring in Computer Science and Interactive Media, originally from New York City.


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