On July 6th and 7th, Stemettes partnered with CDW for the first time. We hosted a Hackathon over the weekend; 52 girls (and a few boys) attended the event. Watch this video to see what we accomplished over the weekend:
On the day, the attendees had the option to be a part of 1 of 3 groups based on their coding ability; AppShed, AppInventor and Cloud9. They were tasked to create an app based on the theme of wellbeing. We had a wide range of wonderful ideas, with apps focusing on mental health, keeping active and more.
Lovely Sahlah, 5 and Nusaybah, 7 have created their own app to the theme of wellbeing, focusing theirs on keeping healthy, active and keeping a positive mind. So clever! @CDW_UK @stemettes #cdwstemettes #cdw_uk #girlsinstem #stemgirls #stemeducation #stemlearning #coding pic.twitter.com/ziplpgV0R3
— Hayley Doyle (@hayleyrdoyle) July 7, 2019
In terms of impact…
- Attendees rated the day 9.2 out of 10
- 100% had an increased positive perception of STEM.
- 100% had increased their STEM awareness
- 91% had an increased STEM network
- 97% had an increased confidence in STEM
Sunday blog post time!
This time about my experience volunteering for @Stemettes at the first @CDW_UK Stemettes Hackathon, which took place a few weeks ago!https://t.co/ujyYjiAgL0#CDWStemettes #Inspiring #Volunteering #webdevelopment #womenintech
— Jack Tracey (He/Him/His) (@Jack_Ref) July 28, 2019
Thank you to CDW for partnering with us for this exciting panel event! To keep up-to-date on our upcoming events, head to Eventbrite!