Google HBCU Hackathon
( From left to right: Carlette Odemwingie, Aubria Hull, Jett Bagley, Kison Osborne, Gerard Vanloo)
Students from Spelman College and Morehouse College received third place in Google’s HBCU Hackathon in Atlanta this weekend. Google hosted more than 80 computer science students from the greater Atlanta area, who worked in teams on projects that provide solutions to real-world challenges.The hackathon is part of Google's commitment to building a diverse next generation in the technology field, which includes programs to engage with the computer science departments of Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Computer Science Opportunities are Endless
Some Spelman College first-year students may be timid entering, but they graduate as women who have discovered their key interests, pursued them and are ready to compete in any arena.
Growing up in Michigan, Shelby Thomas found her calling early. In middle school, she took a community college Web design course, and “fell in love with it.” Then her mom, who worked in information technology, suggested she study computer science.