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Hackathon Success for Full Stack Bootcamp Learners

WAES learners claimed second and third place at Code Institute‘s April Hackathon hosted at the Google headquarters.

On Friday 26 April, a dynamic in-person Hackathon session, jointly organised by our partners Code Institute and hosted by Google, marked yet another milestone in the collaborative efforts to innovate in technology. The event was not only a testament to the power of collaboration but also an opportunity to address pertinent issues surrounding women’s health.

During this engaging session, teams were challenged with the task of conceptualising and designing technology solutions tailored to support various aspects of women’s health. The projects exhibited a diverse range of themes, showcasing the participants’ creativity and dedication to addressing critical issues. Among the notable themes explored were health and wellness hubs, menopause support systems, and insights into neurodiversity in the context of women’s health.

Our learners entered the Code Institute Hackathon with only 5-6 weeks of experience gained from the WAES Full Stack Bootcamp, without any prior IT or coding background. Despite this, they impressively secured second and third place in the competition.

“I signed up for the Code Institute Hackathon because I wanted to challenge myself, learn new skills, and apply what I had learned in class. I gained practical experience in web development, version control, and teamwork. I was lucky to be part of a very supportive team, and we managed to win 2nd place. Overall, it was a positive experience!” – WAES Full Stack Web Application Bootcamp Learner, Julia Karpa

Are you interested in a career in the digital sector? Then take a look at our available courses and start your tech journey with WAES.