Youth Media for Building Healthy Communities

Community Health, Youth Voices

How to win a hackathon

At February’s “Hackathon” in Oakland, CA, a team that included Youth Radio’s Storm White won first place with their app, MyStudyBuddy, an app for busy community college students to organize study sessions with each other. Going into this competition, Storm White held an image of tech-savvy youth, one that did not reflect her at all. “I had never attended a hackathon before. I had imagined a bunch of experienced, and mostly white, programmers and designers building Instagram over a weekend. To my surprise, the attendees were people like me: young people with not too much tech experience and who too often aren’t expected to shine.” Now she’s imparting the guidance she wishes she’d been given before her first hackathon, so other youth of color can be confident with what they’re bringing in. Get more on Youth Radio.

storm white

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Information

This entry was posted on April 23, 2015 by in Print, Youth Radio and tagged , , , , .

Follow us on Twitter

Subscribe

Subscribe to receive our weekly newsletter of top youth media headlines on health justice.

%d bloggers like this: