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BALTIMORE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ‘LEARN BY DOING’ AT ANNUAL HACKCAREY WORKSHOP

Learning is a serious business. Just ask any Carey degree candidate.

But learning can also be a lot of fun. Just ask any of the 35 Baltimore public high school students who took part in the third annual HackCarey coding workshop held December 10 at the business school’s Harbor East campus.

The students from city schools such as Coppin Academy and Western were given the task of using HTML and JavaScript to develop a variation of the popular video game Flappy Bird. Carey students, including members of the school’s Innovation Factory club, and representatives of co-sponsors Capitol One and Baltimore-based technology firm Mindgrub served as mentors and instructors.

Carey’s Bradley Waters (MBA, Enterprise Risk Management ’17), Mauro Gurdulich (Global MBA '18), and Alyssa Perez (Global MBA ’18) helped lead the organizing of the daylong event. Waters told the technology news website Technical.ly/Baltimore that the hackathon is based on the idea “You only learn by doing.”

HackCarey is the brainchild of Dan Givol, who graduated last June with a Global MBA degree. Now a product manager at Capitol One, he returned for the third edition to offer guidance and encouragement to the high school students.

The hackathon was a highlight of his time as a Carey student, Givol said in a Carey Business article about the 2015 event: “This was by far my favorite experience at Carey. I’m very proud of it. Business is about people. You get to interact with them, and you get to connect on a personal level. We have 50 people here connecting with their inner nerd.”

Photo credit Technical.ly Baltimore.

Posted on December 13, 2016 In MS in Business Analytics and Risk Management, Global MBA, News Item, Student Story, Alumni, Current Students, New Students, Prospective Students, Staff