Hackathon
Arezu Aghaseyedjavadi, Ruchita Rathi, Ankita Bhosle, and Sufia Siddiqui (left to right).

Four Master’s students from the School of Information competed in the one-day Women’s Hackathon at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park in April.  They came away with the second-place prize.

The four designed a new Facebook feature that allows users to save and organize especially interesting content from their own timeline or from elsewhere on Facebook. Later they can “relive” that saved content in its social context.

Arezu Aghaseyedjavadi, Ruchita Rathi, Ankita Bhosle, and Sufia Siddiqui utilized their strengths — “user experience and design” — which directly correlated to specific classes they’ve attended at the School of Information.

“We were competing against the best professional iOS and Android developers, and we stood out only because… we were thinking like true I Schoolers — design, info organization, social implications of information, and the whole gamut of other such things we’ve learned at the I School,” said Rathi.

For more information on the winning team, visit the School of Information’s website.


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About Sean Havey

Sean Havey is a journalist who recently completed his Masters of Journalism with a focus in Documentary Film at Berkeley. He has worked as a journalist for various publications for over ten years. He is currently working in Mexico City for the Associated Press as a photographer and video journalist.