Grace Hopper '12 Codeathon For Humanity

Thanks, Friends, for your enthusiastic response to our Women’s P2P Network presentations & codeathon at Grace Hopper Conference – 200 Emails and Counting! So touched, inspired and psyched for your involvement!

Our collaboration began with a video Skype presentation from our Haiti team describing the self-updating phone registry they created over the summer - the first step in connecting 55,000 Haitian women, (clients of our partner organization, Fonkoze, Haiti's largest microfinance organization). Our project for the day would be to work with the Haiti team to build text-to-voice functionality into the system, making it useable for illiterate women.

As our Haiti team walked us through their code, no one could believe they accomplished so much in one summer internship!