Coding is the alphabet of 21st century. It is the way we think and we write. This weekend the historical city of Prizren hosted its very first hackathon CoderGals with the intention of gathering girls from around Kosovo to work on open source projects and to contribute for an open society.

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Prizren, city of Dokufest

The 48h hackathon created many networks of people and engaged them on different projects. GSD1 phenotype

Groups working on their projects

CoderGals, the way we construct minds

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The door to the CoderGals universe

CoderGals is the first hackathon of its kind and the only held in Prizren. I and my sister Qendresa with the intention of popularizing the computer programming organized the two day hackathon which gathered 26 girls from around Kosovo. Participants worked on groups of five contributing to existing open source projects and started projects from scratch. There was a variety of projects targeting mobile devices, web technologies, and online communication technologies.

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Qendresa welcoming the participants

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“The fellowship” of the Mentors

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The mentoring…

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Daniel Pocock, our guest from Debian observing the teams and their progress

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2 participants brainstorming

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4 CoderGals enjoying the cinema ambient

Projects

AndroidGals, worked on solving issues and improving the Vanilla music, an android audio player.

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Android Gals

Spider Gals, scraping FX exchange rates from public web sites, sending on an AMQP topic or into Database.

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Spider Gals

ARS team, created a plugin for JSCommunicator using Laravel framework.

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ARSTeam Gals

WORRKAT, using PyQt to make a window that appears when somebody clicks a “tel:” URI and simulates a phone client.

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WORRKAT Gals

Code breakers, created a wordpress plugin for JSCommunicator.

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Code Breaker member watch a tutorial on how to make a wordpress plugin

We would like to thank all participants, mentors and sponsors for making it happen. See you soon…

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CoderGals crew