Loading presentation...

Present Remotely

Send the link below via email or IM


Present to your audience

Start remote presentation

  • Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
  • People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
  • This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
  • A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
  • Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article

Do you really want to delete this prezi?

Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.


FemmeHacks 2016 Wrap-up

No description

Andrea Baric

on 10 March 2016

Comments (0)

Please log in to add your comment.

Report abuse

Transcript of FemmeHacks 2016 Wrap-up

Over 400 women registered from the US, Canada, and even India!
13 Philadelphia area schools registered
35% juniors through graduate students
56% sophomores and freshmen
9% high schoolers
71 hackers checked in Friday; 74 on Saturday
16 teams presented on Saturday night
Nearly 20 companies supported FemmeHacks in some way
3:1 hacker to mentor ratio (!!!)
25 company engineers checked in
Over 10 hours of mentoring time
Swag ranged from hats to flip-flops to plush mustaches
Winning Projects
Best Overall
Bias Buster: web app with a text analysis tool to identify, quantify, and correct bias
Honorable Mention
Procedural Tones: a procedural music generator based on Conway's Game of Life
Best By Women For Women
WordGirl: a web app and Chrome extension that rates webpages for their similarity to a trigger or keyword
Best Tech for Good/Hardware
TerrainMap: terrain sensing hardware device to improve accessibility route mapping for wheelchair users
Winner Spotlight:
Bias Buster
Survey Shows...
FemmeHacks 2016
Bethany Davis '17, Kate Miller '16, Sierra Yit '17, Helena Chen '18
Inspiration: "Humans are bad at picking up bias, but machine learning algorithms can detect patterns that we've become blind to- so what better to process our language than an NLP classifier?"
Process: Built the web crawler/scraper, classifier, scoring algorithm,
and interface themselves. 2/4 women went to FemmeHacks last year!
What's Next: Allow manual selection of data, make Gmail
plug-in, give feedback on why words are flagged
Participants ranked FemmeHacks with 4.41/5 stars
(and ranked mentors with 4.59/5).
It was the 1st hackathon for 59% of our attendees.
91% of our hackers said they made at least one valuable connection with a fellow student or mentor.
We think that is so dang cool!
THANK YOU for making FemmeHacks full of awesome designing, coding, and collaborating. We hope to see you next year :)
Full transcript