We partnered up with DXC this December for a very special holiday hack in Scotland! We kicked off the festive season with a hackathon partnered with DXC technology. On December 1st and 2nd, 35 local girls joined us in Glasgow for a STEMazing Christmas hack! The girls coded apps themed around helping Dementia patients.
— Dr Emilie Combet (@EmilieCombet) December 1, 2018
Straight after a few icebreakers, the girls were introduced to using either Appshed, AppInventor or HTML. They were given the task to build apps to help people with dementia. The girls could use as much creativity as they wanted to!
Here is the impact of our event on the attendees:
- Attendees rated the day 9.2 out of 10
- 97% had an increased positive perception of STEM careers
- 94% had increased their awareness of STEM careers
- 90% had an increased STEM network
- 100% had an increased confidence in STEM
- 100% of attendees would like to attend another Stemettes event
Some of the attendees said:
"The ladies were really nice and helped my confidence"
"Volunteers were brilliant, I can't wait to do more!"
"I had fun with DXC and Stemettes thank you so much"
"I really enjoyed coming here because all of the teachers were very patient with me and they helped me when I didn't understand what to do. They were all very friendly. They made computing science fun! I had so much fun. thank you STEMettes team!"
Watch the video below or check out our Flickr to see all the fun.
Thank you to DXC for partnering with us for this Christmas Hack! Head to Eventbrite to keep updated on events!