Iman took her coding skills from the classroom to the real world! Over the weekend of May 8-9, 2021, Iman served as a mentor in an event known as Hackathon. Hackathon introduces students from diverse communities to computer science. Students around the world were able to participate from India, Jamaica, the United States, and many other countries as well. Over 100 students participated in Hackathon this year!
The theme for this year was “Life in 2031”. The participants focused on different issues such as learning, travel, culture, climate change, technology, and health. There is no coding experience needed for a student to participate in Hackathon. Mentors, like Iman, serve as a support system and aid the students through the coding and brainstorming processes. At the end of the event, students are able to pitch their ideas and applications to a panel of judges.
Throughout the course of the event, students were taught how to code, something Iman learned in her coding classes, and was ready to put her skills into action. In preparation for the event, Iman participated in event planning activities such as team organization, mentoring skills, and advertisement. The group that Iman mentored coded an application called Health Assistant that served as a way to help the social and mental health of young adults during the technology age!