By Dr. Rose Davidson, STEM Coordinator
The WWT Hackathon was held at World Wide Technologies Global Headquarters in Maryland Heights on February 23. Our team developed an idea for a website, carried out a survey to determine the need for that type of site, collected information to use on the website, designed and created the site using code, and presented the site at the Hackathon.
Our student team decided to focus their efforts on creating a Career Connections website, which links current SJA students with career advice from our alumnae, provides college recommendations for specific careers, and information on local career opportunities. The team had five weeks to design their website and prepare a presentation. Sophia Devlin, Mary Hayes, Katie Kostecki, and Katie Young did an outstanding job presenting the project to the judges. While our team was not selected as one of the top three projects, they were awarded $1000 for use by SJA to enhance the Computer Science Department.
Members of the SJA WWT Hackathon team included juniors Sophia Devlin, Kara Greger, Mary Hayes, Sydney Hilker, Katie Kostecki, Natali Mispagel, Emma Mueller, Julia Ringhausen, Lexi Woodman and Katie Young. They worked with Satya Gudivada, a mentor from World Wide Technology, and their faculty ambassador, Dr. Rose Davidson.
A special thanks from the team to Mrs. Kathy Siegel for help with coding the website, Mrs. Tricia Hasbrouck and Ms. Christine Holladay for help on colleges to include, Mrs. Carrie Wenberg for help in connecting to alums, Mrs. Pegi Ferrell and Mrs. Liz Kelly for help with the tutoring information and Dr. Rose Davidson who provided the listing of STEM Opportunities.
St. Joseph’s Academy is a private, Catholic high school for girls in St. Louis, Missouri, sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. Our mission is to provide quality Catholic education for young women in an environment that challenges them to grow in faith, knowledge, and respect for self and others. Our community expects these young women to make a profound impact in the world.