This weekend, I was luck to be a part of the Transportation Policy Hackathon, hosted by Code For Princeton and held simultaneously with 2016 New Jersey Bike & Walk Summit. Along with me, a few Techsters members had the chance to experience their first hackathon!
We were all intimated at first, but we agree that we walked out of the event feeling smarter, more confident and laughing a whole lot 🙂 The Code For Princeton community works hard to support people of all levels to learn and get involved. The environment may be overpowering at first, but as you dig deeper you meet new people, try new things and understand that everybody is always willing to help and learn. Additionally, we validated our theories about having a place in this community. Some of us were artists, some coders and others storytellers. However, we all collaborated and came up with some awesome ideas! By visiting this hackathon and writing down our takeaways, we hope to empower and captivate other middle-schoolers to find their place in this community.