I had a fabulous time at Athena Hacks 2023 over the weekend! I am grateful for the opportunity to mentor the next generation of IT professionals, answering questions about web development, career paths, and project management for software development. I enjoyed hearing all the different perspectives on how to solve various challenges and learning about new technologies from other mentors. The positive energy in the room was contagious! It felt great to be apart of such an amazing event. Everyone was enthusiastic and self-motivated to create something innovative and I loved the energy and spirit so much. This was my first hackathon experience and I cannot wait to volunteer again next year.
Many thanks to the Athena Hacks organizers, volunteers, mentors, hackers, and our wonderful sponsors — Bloomberg, Chevron, Bank of America, Invoca, Meta, and StickerMule — for making this event happen!