FemmeHacks 2015

by Rachel Han FemmeHacks is an annual all-female hackathon organized by Drexel University. Me, Sally Kong and Isabel Ren made a web app AnOwlysis that won the first place in FemmeHacks 2015. FemmeHacks are mostly constituted of three parts: the pre-hackathon brainstorm with featured females in computer science, main hacking hours and the final demo…

Google Trip

by Ankha Stanley The Google trip was absolutely amazing! We got to meet many women in the industry and about the various jobs available not only at the company, but in Computer Science in general. We were first given a tour of the New York headquarters building. As we saw the facilities our guide explained…

LadyHacks 2014

by Sally Kong First weekend of Spring Break, March 7-8, 2014, Jessica, Ankha and I joined the all women Philly hackathon, LadyHacks2014. This was a new experience because it wasn’t a student hackathon, and although 60% of the participants were students, we were also in teams with working women. My team composed of Angie who is…

Virtual Reconstruction of David Rittenhouse’s 1771 Orrery

David Rittenhouse’s 1771 orrery is a physical model of the solar system and is known for its sophisticated mechanical design at its time. To demonstrate its functionality freely without the possibility of damaging this antique, we proposed to design and develop an interactive virtual reconstruction of the Rittenhouse Orrery. Our goal is to re-introduce the…

Camp W.i(CS);

by Sally Kong Camp W.i(CS); is a new initiative that my residential program, WiCS, started this year to encourage high school girls from neighboring schools to pursue Computer Science. We started the camp with two hands-on workshops on Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Art which were led by me and Trisha. The Artificial Intelligence workshop introduced…

Maker Faire 2014

by Rachel Han On Saturday September 20th, some students in Women in Computer Science Residential Program and the faculty member in the residential house went to New York for the wonderful annual Maker Faire. New York Maker Faire 2014 had 7 different topics and interactive regions: the main auditorium, the maker live stage, the maker…