Haskell Workshop with WiCS alum!

This past Sunday, we invited our very own WiCS Residential alum Qiao (Rachel) Han to lead a coding workshop that exposed participants to a fascinating functional programming called Haskell. Prior to the workshop, we had the opportunity to indulge in Sabrina Cafe’s signature French toasts (yum yum!), as well as to learn about Rachel’s background…

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…

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…

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…

Data Visualization Workshop: GroupMe Messages

In October, Sally, Jess, Qiao and I worked on way to visualize GroupMe stats. We used .csv file maker from a user on Quora (here: https://www.quora.com/Is-there-a-way-to-download-all-messages-from-a-GroupMe-group) to download all of the messages and get message count by user. We used Chart.js to create the graph and python to modify and parse the data. Below is my own…

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…

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…