I spent last weekend participating in Oakland’s Cleanweb Hackathon. As part of a four-person team, I helped to develop an interactive control application for use with solar power systems. I spent most of my time on the laptop playing with Python code, but still managed to keep it real by macgyvering the power switch on a small fan using an almond and some packing tape.
This was my first organized programming meet-up. I had no idea what to expect collaborating with two other people who I’d never met, but our team turned out to be amazing. While some other teams were experiencing 3am burn-out and yelling at each other, our group stayed cool and focused. I felt that everyone in our team expressed respect, communicated effectively, and worked extremely hard.
In the end, we were able to demo our application without problems, and we earned the second-place prize for best technical achievement. Two points for team Kijani Grows Solar!
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