Aastha - High School Intern & Superstar Coder

Posted by Aastha Upadhyay on July 03, 2017 at 9:16 PM

Hi Preemadonnas! I’m Aastha and I am interning at Preemadonna this summer. I learned about Preemadonna and the Nailbot through my sister, Ankita. After watching the Nailbot tutorial video, I was amazed by how perfectly the cute designs appeared on the participant’s nails and knew this would be a great place for me to both help out and learn more.

I’m currently a junior at Cupertino High School hoping to major in Computer Science. I have participated in various coding camps presented by Jr. Java and Girls Teaching Girls to Code, where I developed a strong interest in problem-solving due to the challenging assignments. My favorite project was designing my own version of Bomber Man - an arcade-style, sprite game - in Java.


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Jodie - Preemadonna Fashionista & MBA Intern

Posted by Jodie Cheung on June 14, 2017 at 3:21 PM

Hi Preemadonnas!

My name is Jodie Cheung. I will be pursing my MBA at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business this Fall. I am very excited to join Preemadonna this summer to work with a fun team of people with diverse talents and backgrounds. I look forward to learning more about the tech industry and the journey to become a female CEO in Silicon Valley like Pree! Through my consulting experience working with Consumer Products companies, I have developed a passion to satisfy consumers' needs through innovative solutions. I am thrilled to be part of Preemadonna's mission to build smart products and creative platforms to inspire others.


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The Maker Kit @ the Flash Technology Summit

Posted by Adrian Walker on June 06, 2017 at 2:21 PM

On April 15th 2017, in partnership with the Prince George’s County Parks and Recreation, the Flash Technology Summit happened! The Flash Technology Summit was a day of small workshops that all centered around technology.  There were three different workshops, the iYouth MultiMedia workshop lead by Community Connextionz and focused on the audio visual concepts, the STEAM America workshop which taught kids how to create web pages. The workshop personally lead by myself (Adrian McClanahan) was hands on with building printers and coding them - i.e. the Preemadonna Maker Kit.





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Meet Ankita - Preemadonna Inspirational Coder

Posted by Ankita Upadhyay on May 30, 2017 at 4:43 PM

Hello Preemadonnas! My name is Ankita Upadhyay and I am currently a rising junior at UCSC pursuing a B.S. degree in computer science. I have a loving family with amazing, supportive parents, and a cute little sister who may or may not be better than me at coding. My best friend, Sneha, told me about Preemadonna and I was instantly intrigued by everything it stands for. Empowering women, inspiring creativity, and promoting self-expression all while utilizing tech skills by creating, inventing, designing…the possibilities are unlimited!


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Grace - Our Aspiring Entrepreneur & Preemadonna Community Manager

Posted by Grace Quinn on March 22, 2017 at 10:54 AM

Hey Preemadonna people!

My name is Grace Quinn and I am a freshman this year at Indiana University studying business marketing and psychology. A couple quick fun facts about myself: I play the ukulele, I have two dogs named after my two favorite treats: Oreo and Rolo, I have lived in California my whole life so you can pretty much always find me at the beach, I am a member of the Alpha Xi Delta sorority, and I am super excited to be a summer intern!


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Sneha - Teaching Coding through Nail Art

Posted by Preemadonna on February 28, 2017 at 7:07 AM

What’s up Preemadonnas? My name is Sneha Ramesh, I’m 19 years old and a current sophomore at Santa Clara University majoring in Computer Science. I’m a new intern at Preemadonna, and I’m going to be working with Kyra to develop the new “Code Your Own Nail Art” website and then hopefully work on even more diverse projects in the future!



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Adrian Wins the Hacker Challenge

Posted by Adrian Walker on December 31, 2016 at 9:00 PM

My name is Adrian Walker and I’ve been a Network Control Center Engineer with the National Academy of Sciences for 3 years, prior to that I was a Personal Computer Analyst for 6 years. I have my Bachelor’s degree in Network Information Systems and I’m CompTIA A+ (which is hardware) certified.  I also teach low level coding courses for kids at the Prince George’s County Southern Regional Technology and Recreation Complex…don’t worry it’s a really long name for recreation center.  I also run a technology blog, ChicDivaGeek.com


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Introducing Charley

Posted by Charley Huang on November 18, 2016 at 12:18 AM

Hi Preemadonnas!

My name’s Charley and I’m a junior at the Harker School. I spend my time dancing, doing homework, and being forced by my parents into college counseling meetings. (Fortunately, I was introduced to Pree through my college counselor.)

Because I’m a baby, my life’s story is pretty short. I went to a private preschool, grew up going to public school, and now I’m at another private school. This means my parent’s standards are realllllyyy high, but thankfully for me, my school offers so many classes that my parents want me to take (especially if they start with the letters AP). I took programming summer before sophomore year since computer science was a requirement and my mom forced me to take a different course since I didn’t get into to the AP Chemistry course. I was immediately intrigued by a little robot called Karel that we controlled using Java. I was so excited for what was to come. Then, we stopped using the robot and started creating larger and more logical Java projects. I was just about ready to give up since I realized I actually had to use more brain power. But, oddly enough, programming turned out to be one of my favorite classes of high school.



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Artist Challenge Winners - Feminist Nail Art

Posted by Pree Walia on October 15, 2016 at 3:15 PM

We are so excited to announce the first Artist Challenge Winner - Team "RAD" from Ontario, Canada! This mother and two daughter team, sent in their original designs inspired by Boxer, Sue “Tiger Lilly” Fox. According to the Women's Boxing Archive Network - Fox was a trailblazer for boxers and was ranked as #1 in the world as a Super Welterweight in 1979! 


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Jackie Builds the MakerKit

Posted by Jackie Nichols on September 25, 2016 at 9:53 AM

I went into the Maker Kit challenge with virtually no experience in building or in robots, so you can imagine I was a little overwhelmed when I dumped out all the pieces in front of me. Honestly, all the parts looked the same; it was hard to distinguish what pieces were supposed to fit with each other.  But I decided to give it my best, and to my surprise, I actually began to put the printer together without any issues!!!


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Devon Explores Materials Science, Art & Make-up

Posted by Devon Goszkowicz on September 07, 2016 at 11:21 AM

My name is Devon Goszkowicz and I am a junior at the University of Illinois, studying Materials Science and Engineering. Materials Science is a discipline that draws from chemistry, physics, and engineering to understand materials that we see in our daily lives. There are a few different categories in Materials Science, or MatSE, such as ceramics, biomaterials, polymers, electronic materials, and metals. Ceramics can range from glasses to materials in cell phones, while biomaterials can be items such as knee replacements, prosthetics, or braces. Polymers are commonly thought of as plastics, while electronic materials include the items that make up your computer.


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Sona - Preemadonna Industrial Engineer & MakerGirl

Posted by Sona Kaul on September 03, 2016 at 1:12 PM

My name is Sona Kaul. I am an industrial engineering major at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, graduating in May 2017. I am working on the Preemadonna mobile app and I am also a MakerGirl Change Maker!

My experiences and knowledge that I have gained with Preemadonna and MakerGirl have truly opened my eyes to the progress that women have made in recent years but also all the progress we have yet to make.


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Alyssa - Our Preemadonna Gamer

Posted by Alyssa Raggio on August 30, 2016 at 7:14 PM

Like a lot of people, I’m into the hype of Pokemon Go. It’s not only a fun game, but it gets the player to go out and explore the world around them. (Not to mention it helps me get my daily steps in.)

Now most people only see Pokemon Go as a fad, but I see it as much more than that. As a pretty big gamer myself, Pokemon Go is doing something many other video games have failed at; bridging the gender gap.


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Meet Stella - Preemadonna Artist & Computer Scientist

Posted by Stella Ge on August 30, 2016 at 7:13 PM

Hi Preemadonnas! I’m Stella, I’m 19 years old, and I’m currently studying Computer Science at the University of Pennsylvania as well as interning for Preemadonna this summer! Right now, I’m doing tech-y things in college (tons of programming), but I’m also super into design and art. In the future, I hope to combine both programming and design and work in a field like UI/UX design or web development!


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Preemadonna at the Garage!

Posted by Caitlyn Deegan on August 18, 2016 at 4:29 PM

This July, Preemadonna was lucky enough to meet at the Garage as well as with the Digital Media Academy on Northwestern’s campus in Evanston Illinois.  The Garage is a space where startup companies can build and learn from each other in a workspace environment.  Preemadonna was able to speak in front of their Summer Accelerator which included several early-based student startups.  A group of DMA students were also able to attend Preemadonna’s presentation at the Garage.  DMA is an organization that holds STEM based learning programs for young students in the area.  


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