Wow, what a November.
After a hurricane, an election, and an amazing hackathon, it’s hard to believe it’s already Thanksgiving.
Before we make a quick trip down memory lane, we’d like to give an ENORMOUS THANK YOU to everyone—Jacks, Jills, volunteers, sponsors, partners, judges, mentors, guests and more—who made Hacksgiving a smashing success.
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We’re thrilled to announce that Hacksgiving was 51% female.
You know what else is 51% female? The United States. Coincidence? Probably not.
Here at Hack’n Jill, we believe equal representation is the first step in building better products. We’ve set a new standard for the hackathon community, and are extremely grateful for everyone’s help in getting us to this point. We’re looking forward to helping other communities and events achieve the same ratio.
We hosted Hacksgiving at Etsy Labs in Dumbo, and we told lots of jokes, took funny pictures in their free photo booth, spent the night at NYU Poly, and ate amazing ice cream and donuts the size of our faces.
We also hacked. Check. Out. These. Projects. It was a tough decision for the judges, and for all of us, but here are the winners. To see all 18 submitted projects, check out our Hackerleage page.
1st Place: Disaster Remote Response by Haris Amin and Raquel Hernandez
2nd Place: Reply for All by Courteney Ervin, Alec Turnbull, and Matthew Hamilton
Microsoft: Win Flip by Amit Jotwani
Twilio: Disaster Remote Response
Sendgrid: StormSurge by Hannah Chen, Patrick Cushing, Nicole Dominguez, and Kevin Galligan
Mashery: RoomMatch by Alex Bisker, Alex P, and Lynda Wellhausen
Pearson: Voluntarily by Evie Borthwick, Ana Becker, Lauri Apple, and Alexandra Schieren
Spotify: Woof by Eric Ho and Stanley Wong
What We’re Thankful For
Thank you again to NYU Poly for the overnight space.
Thank you again to all our volunteers and mentors.
Thank you again of course to all our fantastic Jacks and Jills!
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