NYC Google Tech Trek 2018

October 4th On the first day of fall break, the first WiCS event took place as we gathered a group of 16 to visit Google in New York as a Tech Trek. We met our very own Penn alums, who gave us a brief tour of their favorite parts of the building and sat down…

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 Bake-athon 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

GirlsCode: Intro to Cyber Security

BY: JESSICA KIM On Halloween, WiCS hosted Girls Scouts for GirlsCode: Intro to Cyber Security – a series of workshops about cryptography, personal websites, and hacking. GirlsCode is a part of InspiHer which is an initiative to encourage and expose local girls to computer science. For the cryptography workshop, we explained how cryptography came to be and why…

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…

WiCS TechBrunch 1.0

November 16, 2014 by Sally Kong Imagine an element that follows two simple rules. It moves in a straight line When it touches another element, it draws a line that connects their centers Now, see what happens when you have hundreds of these in a closed space. What emerges is quite unexpected and even mindblowingly…

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…