The hackathon I founded last year, CommunityHack, took place Feb 5th - Feb 6th! It is always so rewarding being at the hackathon and seeing people have a truly enjoyable time. People outside of the Computer Science major decided to show up! The high school turnout was a lot better this year than it was last year.
We had a few companies sponsor the event - and by sponsor I mean a lot of them donated swag. Shapeways, Google, YikYak donated tons of swag. Visco software provided breakfast, Frenzy supplied lunch, Dyalog participated in the entire event teaching people APL, and Eevo presented on virtual reality.
This is the second year CommunityHack is alive, and I always just have such big dreams for it. I am hoping that next year a freshman or sophomore can help me organize it so that when I graduate, I can be sure that it can live on at Vassar. I also am going to make myself learn how to make really cool websites so that next year, communityhack.io can be a thing, and companies can actually have a place to find out what CommunityHack is about! Also I hope that next year more high school women and novice coders decide to attend.
Check out these articles about the event!