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Katerina, age 13

Connaught School for Girls


What was the name of the event you have attended?

#AcornHackGirls, #AcornAccelerator2016, #AcornHackWOW, #AcornHack2016

Why did you choose to come to an Acorn Aspirations hackathon?

I wanted to learn new things that you wouldn’t normally learn in school and also to meet new people.

Have you done coding or any form of technology prior to coming to the hack?

         I had tried a little bit of everything, coding languages such as: python, css, java, scratch 

What were the top three skills (not necessarily coding) that you learnt as a result of the hackathon?

Working cooperatively in a team to achieve a fantastic result

Planning out how you want the product to look like


How have you used the skills since your participation?

I have used the skills in the other hackathons, as a result our team won the prizes. As at the moment I really want to try and learn more about coding and the technical side the creating an app. The skills I have learnt have been very useful in terms of everyday life, such as working together cooperatively in a team in school when we need to work together to make a project.

What would you say were the highlights or funniest moments with Acorn Aspirations?

     Meeting and getting to know the Happy Walnuts!!

What kind of projects have you been developing and what was your inspiration behind them?

    Recently I have been working a bit on Beleaf, an app to give small business the means to donate their leftover food to the less fortunate. @beleafofficial.The idea came after listening an inspirational talk by Jana Novohradska, the driving force behind of the hackathon’ topic: solving food waste

My very first project was called Sportify, an app that connects people through sport. 

How do you hope to use the tech and entrepreneurship skills you have learnt at Acorn Aspirations in the future?

I am certain the skills that I have gained from Acorn Aspirations will be a massive help to build my own technology company in future. 

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