This past weekend, TreeHacks supported over 600 hackers with food, mentors, hardware and activities including Zumba and a Dish hike — all made possible by the 30 organizers of the event.
“I really enjoyed walking the Dish,” said Grant Timmerman, a veteran hacker from the University of Washington (U-Dub) and organizer of DubHacks. The group erupted in laughter after his comment.
Stanford’s large-scale annual collegiate hackathon TreeHacks returned for its second year this past weekend and became the first major hackathon at a university with an accepted applicant pool gender ratio of 50/50. Two of the three winning teams were all-female.
Playing for the long haul, a returning team to TreeHacks 2016 laid stakes on a more complex and expansible project that integrated multiple companies’ software. The Flagtrip team consisted of members Andrew Luo ’17, Dan Shiferaw ’17 and Crystal Qian and Jonathan Tang, both juniors studying computer science at Princeton. Luo, Shiferaw and Tang are returning teammates from TreeHacks 2015 with Qian joining the team this year.