Spring 2016 Challenge
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.
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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
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!
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 is a Northeastern University student ('18) majoring in Computer Science and Interactive Media, originally from New York City.