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Code *for* the world

Byline: Christina DEVITT

Posted November 11, 2017

The first ever JIS Hackathon, created and organized by Junior Kritin Dhoka, brought together JIS alumnus Emmanuel, founder of Yayasan Emmanuel, parent Kyle Grovers, developer, and 14 high school students interested in applying their design and coding skills to solving real world problems faced by Emmanuel's NGO.

Emmanuel presented data challenges faced by three programs in his organization, and the students worked in groups to develop prototypes of applications that could improve data collection and analysis for each area. The day-long event gave students a chance to practice design-thinking and collaborative problem-solving while leveling-up their programming skills. Congratulations to Kritin and all of the participants on a successful day of service through technology.