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Innovative Youth Project Ideas at the #Yeswecode Hacakathon in NewOrleans

By Aide Morales - July 4, 2014 No Comments
Approximately 100 young-tech innovators, mentoring adults, and developers have gathered to problem solve and prototype apps that will move our communities forward during the #YesWeCode Hackathon at the Essence Festival. Some of the projects being worked on with these diverse groups are a glucose reader that will help people measure their blood sugar levels, an application that will help individuals located in food deserts source local food from local farmers, a mobile resource that will help high school students navigate their four years and graduate successfully, and an online resource that will help individuals learn how to code on their own. Yesterday, the teams gathered and presented their ideas, and at the end of their pitches, they were voted on, and these were some of the winners. During the next three days, groups of 5 - 15 people, with people coming from New York, Los Angeles, Oakland, and New Orleans, have come together to bring these ideas to fruition. Sabio's inaugural Fellow, Mr Kevin Reevers and Liliana Aide Monge, one of our Co-Founders, will be part of the hackathon, serving as mentors. Stay tuned we will be posting the final products on Sunday!

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