The following post is written by Katie, 13, who won a prize at our Food, Coding, Weekend event, part of which was a work experience tour at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Food, Coding, Weekend was a codeathon event run in partnership with Bank of America Merrill Lynch on 8 & 9 October 2016 with a ‘Food Waste’ theme to tie in with World Food Day. In October 2016, I attended the Stemettes Food, Coding, Weekend and had an amazing time. I made new friends and learnt Python. My team’s app, Beleaf, won the people’s choice prize – a lunch […]

Leonie is a freelance chef and food writer, with a particular passion for building confidence in girls. At our Food, Coding, Weekend on 8th October hosted by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, she was also a ‘hackathon first-timer’. Find her at www.curatedcakes.com or @gossbowl on Twitter. To a soundtrack of upbeat pop music, a stream of girls arrived at the ‘Food, Coding, Weekend’ hackathon last Saturday. The tone was set in signature Stemettes style: fun, informal and full of energy. At the centre of the buzz was, of course, founder Anne-Marie: she kicked things off with all the dynamism that makes […]

The following post is written by 13-year-old Jamila Bihi, who attended Rise Hack with her sister Naima. Naima is an Outbox Incubator alumnus and founder of Modlyst – an online community for modest fashion. Rise Hack, hosted by Stemettes and sponsored by Rise London in partnership with Barclays, was held on 5-6 March to celebrate International Women’s Day.  When my sister first announced that I would be going to my first hackathon I was so excited that I barely got a wink of sleep for the following few nights. As the days flew past, I got more and more nervous. Finally Saturday […]

Manchester is a fantastic city with so much going on. This weekend, we were excited to be a part of it all –  hearing lovely Mancunian accents and sampling the fantastic rain. With Christmas around the corner, Oracle Academy had given us access to their fantastic Alice animation software and tutorials so the hackathon theme of ‘Yule’ Animations was a no-brainer. The fabulous UTC@MediaCityUK hosted us right in the heart of the UK’s MediaCity and so creative juices were flowing. What a venue we have today at @stemettes #YuleHack in the heart of media city – this school is to cool for school pic.twitter.com/RqcbKmOSko […]

Way way back in mid October we were literally placed ‘centre stage’ at London’s first Technopop festival to run our Autumn / Ada Lovelace hackathon. Our sponsor, Intent Media are new in the UK and so we had agreed to break from the norm of running our events at STEM company offices and were surrounded by 3D printers, an racing car and Science dance session run by our friends at FLUX dance theatre. So, at 10am in the centre of a huge white tent on the Olympic Park, we began our hack. Girls, parents and volunteers began the day playing […]

We spent the weekend with 60 girls at Norwich High School and carried out our very first school-based hack. We always aim to have a laugh at our Hackathons and the weekend of 27th and 28th September was such a hoot! The girls had chosen to come along on their weekend to dabble in the programming world, they spanned across all year groups and they all had differing levels of tech knowledge. Norwich High School are partnered with a school in Ghana and are due to travel to visit them next year, we were tasked with running a hackathon for […]

At Stemettes, we always enjoy our hackathons and our latest Scripting Hackathon hosted by Skimlinks was no exception. Just over 50 people joined us during the 2 days at their swanky Old Street offices to enjoy the endless supply of food, drinks and JavaScript. The office common space was taken over by beanbags, tablets and girls as we begun each day with the signature Stemettes icebreakers, overview of the day and intro to Skimlinks. Then we broke up into three groups: Dance Elite, Dance Strategy and Don’t Dance. The first two groups stayed on the sofas and grabbed a tablet – […]

Would you like to make a game or an app for your phone? Are you interested in computers? Come to the STEMettes Summer Hack! You will create a game or an app – or come for two days and create both! No previous coding experience necessary. Done some coding before?  Our experts will teach you how to create games using Python. Win prizes! Gain a UCAS-recognised CREST award* (under 18s only) Food and Laptops provided – just bring yourself! Completely FREE, thanks to our wonderful sponsors Winton Capital. Sign up now. What is a hackathon? Hackathons aren’t about breaking into […]

Stemettes’ Spring Hack was held at Bloomberg last week and it was a HUGE success. Over the course of two days, countless apps were built, quizzes made, and cats were shaken*. The atrium of the Bloomberg offices was filled with the chatter of teachers, parents and volunteers at the start of last week as the Stemettes Spring Hack took place. Going on the ‘Spring’ theme, Head Stemette started each day with an introduction, explaining the plan for each day and getting everyone to know each other with some networking games. So large was the army of hackers that they were […]

Spring Hack at Bloomberg Would you like to make an app (or game) for your mobile phone? Are you interested in computers? Come to the Stemettes Hack at Bloomberg! You will create an app – come along for just one day or do both (we recommend both)! No previous coding experience necessary. Done some coding before? Our experts will teach you how to create complex apps using HTML, CSS and JS. Win prizes! Food and Laptops provided – just bring yourself! Completely FREE, thanks to our wonderful sponsors Bloomberg, and their generous provision of a venue at their Central London offices. Sign […]