On the weekend of February 9-10 NeuralFrame co-sponsored the inaugural HackHer413 Hackathon, an event for women and non-binary students that was hosted at UMass Amherst. 300 students from various academic fields attended and 43 projects were submitted.
The UMass Integrated Learning Center’s massive atrium acted as the rally-point with food, live music, and swag from sponsors. Teams formed and moved to the updated active learning classrooms where they spent the night building their ideas.
Alex Sullivan, Software Engineer at NeuralFrame and UMass alum, attended the event as a mentor.
“It was fulfilling to be mentoring such talented students,” Alex said after attending. “As a mentor I monitored a live dashboard of support requests and helped teams build and deploy their projects throughout the night. Many hackers gravitated towards machine learning so it was awesome to have that experience from NeuralFrame.”
Attendees were equally enthusiastic about the event, with 96% of the participants indicating that they would return to attend HackHer413 in 2020.