Melissa Schmitz: From Hackathon Winner to Working Professional

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December 10th, 2019

41 mins 27 secs

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About this Episode

"The point of it is not always to make a business, of course. It's to have that experience."

Karin and Kelly chat with Melissa Schmitz about what it's like to win a hackathon, her experience working with virtual reality, and her decision to pivot from natural science to data science.

Topics discussed include: using virtual reality to train people on heavy equipment, how to succeed at your first hackathon, and building blocks of programming

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Click here to watch a video about Raymond's Virtual Reality simulator.

Melissa's team, MMA, won Hack Upstate X! Read about their project here.


Special thanks to our sponsor: Hack Upstate! Visit their site to learn more about upcoming hackathons and get ready to code!

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