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1. West Virginia to California
Maryanne Reed, dean of Reed College of Media, and the 42 hackathon participants during the video call with the women in tech symposium at Google.
2. Friday night
Syracuse University students Dianna Bell (left) and Charlene Cooper chat before the start of the symposium on Friday night. Other universities represented included West Virginia University, Howard, and Georgetown.
3. Ok Glass
Students like West Virginia University’s Olivia D’Amato got hands-on time with Google Glass.
Georgetown’s Nayana Davis (left) and her team had the chance to interview working journalists as research during the hackathon. Their proposal was an app “designed to help journalists gather content and easily upload it to their website. “
Another teams also works on their proposal.
6. Crafting a proposal
Members of “Team Ghost” (a mesh insert for FitBits that measures the body’s minerals and vitamins) work on their proposal.
7. Blood, sweat, and FitBits
The hackathon’s winning team presents its idea.
8. Check your selfie
Before presenting, Penn State’s Callie Rojewski snapped a quick selfie.
Howard’s Alise Bundage discusses her team’s idea.
10. The results
Team Ghost, took top honors at the WVu hackathon. From lef to right: Ann Chester (WVU), Alise Bundage (Howard), Carlee Lammers (WVU), Valerie Bennett (WVU), Alex Garip (Penn State), Lindsay Emery (mentor).