Greetings Hack the Hood community! I was actually a bit late to our Open House event, but for good reason - I hauled over a bag of approximately 5 dozen bagels to feed the youth - thank you Beauty's Bagel Shop and Noah's Bagels!
Let me start off by saying thank you to all of the volunteers and interested personnel who attended our Open House yesterday - you guys rock and we're looking forward to working with you!
Here's how the event played out: Initially, we all met in the multipurpose room and our Hack the Hood team introduced themselves and the fundamentals of the program. Next, Juan Gomez and Max Gibson gave a great visual presentation of the youth's work, highlighting some of the websites that they have already made (to see a stellar example, check out Solespace's spiffy website).
Part 2 involved us splitting the volunteers up into two groups, with one group which wanted to work firsthand with the youth and the other devoted to back-end support. The photo above displays the latter group in a Q&A and sharing session, where each person described their interest in the organization and which assets she/he brought to the table.
If you weren't able to make our Open House event, don't worry! We will reach out to everyone and figure out how you can play to your strengths and add to our Hack the Hood ecosystem.
That's all for now - Everyone's very busy at the moment, preparing for our field trip toFacebook today! Stay tuned
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