DESIGN A STARTUP IN A DAY TAKES OVER GOOGLE!
On Saturday, November 1st, we held our first Design a Startup in a Day workshop of the season at Google. After some enthusiastic icebreakers and random selection of group CEOs, the students jumped right in to designing their own music-themed startups.
With intensive group discussion, mentor panels, and wireframing under their belts, the students ended the day presenting some of the apps they had created to their families and mentors. The judges and audience alike were impressed by the students’ creativity and attention to detail.
After the workshop, more than 75% of the participants shared that they were satisfied with the overall Design a Start Up in a Day event.
After the workshop, more than 75% of the participants shared that they are interested in applying to attend All Star Code’s 2015 six-week Summer Intensive.
One student shared: “My favorite part of today’s program was how much teamwork was put into the presentations.”
For more photos from the workshop, visit the gallery page on our website HERE.
We look forward to our second Design a Startup in a Day workshop of the season, held at General Assembly onDecember 13th.
UPDATE: THE YOUNG HACKERS
The Young Hackers, an organization started by two of our All Star Code alumni (Mamadou Diallo and Austin Carvey), have kept busy and are continuing their outreach and engagement in the tech space. Most recently, they partnered with Monthly Music Hackathon and held an event at Spotify on November 1st. Some of their ongoing projects include: helping StudentRND organize CodeDayNYC and helping to organize a Local Hack Day event with Major League Hacking for December. We are proud of what they have accomplished thus far and look forward to providing continuous support and hearing further updates about their work.
“The New York woman inspiring young men from minority backgrounds to code.” Check out a brand new feature on Christina and All Star Code at Nature.com.
Have you checked out the new All Star Code blog? This week’s entry, The All Star Code Impact, comes from our Director of Marketing & Events, Michael Schwartz.
OUR FAMILY IS GROWING!
Meet our new Development Manager, Christina Licata!
Christina developed a passion for connecting people with nonprofits while working and volunteering at various educational organizations in NYC. Taking her work from the ESL classroom to the front lines of philanthropy, Christina has raised awareness and financial support for educational and athletic causes for over six years. After transplanting to Brooklyn from Tempe, Arizona, Christina co-founded the New York Lady Magpies Australian football team and currently serves as the head coach. She is so excited to be joining the team at All Star Code.
In other news, congratulations to our founder Christina Lewis Halpern and her husband Dan Halpern on the birth of their daughter, Sasha! Everyone is happy and healthy.
JOIN OUR MISSION!
We want to give a shout out to the following organizations who have supported our Summer Intensive student’s continued engagement with technology:
Ruby On Rails, One Month Swift, Treehouse, MakeGamesWithUs, Cracking The Coding Interview, Dev Bootcamp, Codiqa, and Twilio.