On Sunday we had our very first Code First: Girls Hackathon.
It was incredibly exciting to see how many ideas the participants came up with.
From eco-friendly investment portfolios to a geolocation app for personal security and a cultural guide to London museums, these girls built awesome and very useful products.
The day started with a killer ice-breaking game called "Captain's calling" (Charlotte from our team is now incredibly well-versed in ship routines), following which some of the girls pitched their ideas and formed teams.
They then started building and went on for 6 hours. At the end of the day, all the teams pitched their ideas and a panel of judges decided on two winners. The runners up were Dining 2.0, a platform which allows users to meet inspiring and interesting individuals to discuss ideas over dinner - a great way to learn. And a massive well done to our winning team for their great product: an app that sends text messages to your friends to let them know you got home safely after a night out.
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Code First: Girls