Journals

Execute Big’s stories, ideas, and behind-the-scenes, written by the Execute Big team & the incredible students that we work with.

Q1 Impact Statement: The Start of Something Great

Feb 11, 2020 by Megan Cui (Pinned)

In July of 2019, I helped run the fifth and final hackathon of my high school career. Finally, my hackathon experience had come full circle: my last hackathon happened at the University of Cincinnati—the exact place where my journey had first started in 2016. This was both…

Student Highlight: Gabrielle Chang's Trip to Superposition

Apr 11, 2020 by Gabrielle Chang

Hi all, I hope you’re doing well (and social distancing)! I’m Gabrielle Chang, a high school senior from Hinsdale, Illinois. Next year I’ll (most likely) be pursuing a degree in computer science from Caltech. Outside of school, I’m passionate about environmental activism, iOS app…

Student Highlight: Savitha Srinivasan at Superposition

Apr 1, 2020 by Savitha Srinivasan

Hi! I’m Savitha Srinivasan, a high school senior from Seattle, Washington. I am a computer scientist, biologist, artist, and above all, STEAM-inist. As a woman and minority in STEM, I initially never thought I would be interested in Computer Science; I always considered myself…

Student Vlog: Isabella at Superposition IV

Mar 25, 2020 by Isabella Crosby

Recently, we had the pleasure of supporting Isabella Crosby, a high school freshman, and 2 other students to attend Superposition IV, the Bay Area’s largest all-female hackathon. During the weekend, Isabella and her teammates created "It’s ok not to be ok", an attempt at a…

Student Highlight: Priya Kalra at TechTogether Boston

Feb 20, 2020 by Priya Kalra

Hi! My name is Priya Kalra and I am a junior in the magnet program at Poolesville High School. I am extremely interested in and technology and engineering. I am a member of a robotics team, taught a coding camp to young girls in my community, and was selected as an ambassador for…

Student Vlog: Alayna's Trip to PixelHacks IV

Feb 17, 2020 by Alayna Nguyen

With the help of Execute Big’s Travel Grant, high school junior Alayna Nguyen from Naperville, IL was able to attend PixelHacks IV, a 24-hour all-female student-run hackathon in the Bay Area. Alayna and her team created Vitality, a web app that recommends recipes based on…

Student Highlight: Justina Chua at Technica

Jan 25, 2020 by Justina Chua

Hey there! I’m Justina Chua, a high school senior from Vernon Hills, Illinois. I’m passionate about technology and computer science education. I lead Hack Club at school, run programs for younger students in my community, organize GirlCon (a Chicago-based technology conference),…