Website Workshop

Recently WiCS hosted a web development workshop where participants learned how to use HTML and CSS. It was led by Sally, who did a great job explaining the basics of HTML and CSS and showing us examples of what we could do with our skills. We made our first websites, and we then learned how…

STWiCS Bakathon 2017

Once again, members of WiCS and STWing got together at Marta’s apartment to make all sorts of delicious chocolate recipes (see beautiful picture of Brazilian brigadeiros above). There was also pound cake, chocolate-dipped strawberries, and chocolate cake. A great way to destress during midterm season!

WiCS Freshman Internship Panel

With warm pizza and personal stories, big sisters from WiCS calmed down freshmen’s high-strung nerve around the mysterious first-year internship experience—“In my group, many members had children of my age. It was like becoming the child of the family for one month. So don’t be afraid to ask for help, because everyone on your team…

WiCS Takes Restaurant Week!

Ahi tuna dumplings? Check. Mini duck rolls? Check. And those were just the appetizers. WiCS kicked off the year by eating out at Spice 28 during Restaurant Week. While dining on yummy dishes like dry pot chicken and green tea mochi ice cream, new members and upperclassmen alike got to catch up and get to know…

Paper Jam

WiCS read academic papers together

STWiCS Bakathon

Every Valentine’s Week, WiCS and STWing come together at our Faculty Master Jorge and Marta’s place for a Bakathon. This year we made a loooooooooot more treats than ever before: Oreo Truffles Snicker Doodles Rosemary Cookies Brownies Banana Bread Chocolate Dipped Strawberries It took us about 5 hours to bake everything… but we had a…

Winter PennApps 2016

The second Penn-hosted hackathon of the year was almost like a miniature of the first (it’s hard to beat an event held at the Wells Fargo Center, after all). To me, however, it was a much more intimate and rewarding experience. This time around, I teamed up with Penn seniors Sally Kong, Carter Tilghman, and Vincent…

FemmeHacks 2016

BY: JESSICA KIM FemmeHacks is Philadelphia’s collegiate all-female hackathon organized by the University of Pennsylvania’s Women in Computer Science. The hackathon’s aim is to create a welcoming environment for women in tech. Women from local and east coast universities and various company mentors came for this event. The first day consisted of various workshops ranging…

Mock Interview Practice

Spring semester is both warmer and a bit more stressful than fall because of tech interviews. To prepare, Jess and I practiced programming questions from Cracking the Interview with help from Sally. The book was super helpful and practicing with a group kept all of us focused. Shoutout to Sally for providing the book! (On…

NYC Tech Trek

BY Julia Chun On Thursday, October 8th, WiCS organised a NYC Tech Trek for the WiCS residential program members and other women in CS at Penn. We took a tour around Google, Facebook, and Twitter’s head quarter in New York and got a chance to talk with full time female engineers and recruiters. Twitter & Vine   Our first…

Movie Night: Miss Representation

By Wenli Zhao The documentary, Miss Representation, was a haunting analysis of the present situation of women in media. Women are over sexualized and objectified in media, from news journalism to television to movies. Media objectifies women to sell products. Telling young girls their value lies in their physical appearance leaves young girls insecure and…

WiCS Brunch && Brainstorms

About a month ago, us members of the WiCS Residential Program had our first (and hopefully not last!) Brunch && Brainstorm session! At 11 AM on September 26th, we gathered on the Mirage rooftop lounge armed with pancake mix, Nutella, raspberries, scallops, rice…you get the picture. Everyone helped make food, and afterwards we ate, discussed…