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Hackergal Hackathon

Chief Peguis Junior High
December 13, 2018

IMG_4185aa.jpgChief Peguis Junior High girls in Grades 6 –8 joined schools across Canada to participate in the 4th Annual Hackergal Hackathon on December 12.  

This was the first time Chief Peguis students took part, and they used their coding skills to present powerful messages about the environment. Gaylynne Bergen from CIBC, a corporate sponsor, helped kick it off. 

One of the highlights, apart from the excellent collaborative work among the student teams, was a WebEx nationwide video conference with Riya Karumanchi, the 15-year-old co-founder of Smart Cane, a white cane for the visually impaired that uses smart technology.

For more about Hackergal Hackathons, visit: hackergal.org