“Let’s just make something we can deploy.” This was our goal going into DevelopHer, our first hackathon.
By Laura Kelly & Andrée Brazeau (Students, Hackstar Academy)
We’re new to programming – we’re both currently students at Hackbright Academy, a 10-week full-time, intensive web development program for women. We heard about DevelopHer through our instructor, so when Andree came up with the idea to build MuniMobile, an application that would send you scheduled, real-time notifications when a bus is approaching your stop, we hesitantly decided to go for it.
Despite being beginners and completely new to hackathons, we ended up winning 2nd place at DevelopHer hackathon.
- We picked a reachable goal for our skillsets