Posted by Marie Millan on January 05, 2018 at 4:27 PM
Wednesday Oct 4th : Day 1
I made it to Columbus, Ohio for the Girl Scout Convention all in one piece! After a five-hour flight, Pree and I landed in John Glenn Columbus International Airport and were immediately hit with signs for the convention everywhere we went. There were volunteers there ready to help us get to our hotel with ease to recharge our batteries for the next day. Even while we were on the bus to the hotel, everyone was chit chatting about whether they were here for the convention. Once Pree and I got settled in, we decided to stretch our legs and check out the Convention Center. I don’t know about you but I was not expecting the convention center to be so long. Maybe its my short legs that made it feel like walking from one side to the other was like walking through an expanse of prairie with the horizon ever stretching away from you. By the time we finally reached the Hall of Experiences where our Preemadonna booth would be, I could have sworn we had crossed state lines, but it was worth it though because I got to peek through the doors and what lay behind them got me super excited for tomorrow. I’m not going to tell you now because I don’t want to spoil the surprise. You’ll just have to wait till tomorrow to find out the awesomeness that is awaiting. For now, good night and get pumped for G.I.R.L. Con 2017!
Posted by Jacquelene Pham on August 18, 2017 at 11:27 AM
Hello beautiful Preemadonnas!
My name is Jacquelene Pham and I am moving toward my junior year at UCSC aiming for my B.S. degree in computer engineering. I have a loving family and group of friends back at home that continues to support each other to become better people. Scrolling through my social media feed one day, I found my friend Ankita, posting about a cool robot that left her painted nails fully designed– this was how I discovered Preemadonna. After hearing more about it, I was instantly amazed and inspired by how the organization put the two worlds of tech and beauty together. I knew it would be a wonderful place for me to contribute my passions and knowledge while learning more alongside the Preemadonna team.
Posted by Preemadonna on August 01, 2017 at 10:57 AM
My name is Charlotte Horning and I am a sixth grader at The Kings Academy. I love coding, competitive cheerleading, and Starbucks. I remember when my dad picked me up from school one day and said that he had a surprise. He told me that he met this woman named Pree who has a company called Preemadonna. He said that her company created something called the Nailbot, and what it does is it prints designs on your fingernail. He also told me that I could go and meet Pree and the girls that work there and spend the day learning about the Nailbot and coding. As soon as I came home, I went to the Preemadonna website and found some videos of the Nailbot. I was fascinated by how it worked and wanted to learn more!
Posted by Anisha Tavva on July 08, 2017 at 8:54 PM
My name is Anisha Tavva and I am a rising third year at the University of California, Santa Cruz pursuing a BS in Computer Science. A couple of fun facts of myself include: I love exploring nature, I love reading&binge watching TV, I love to spend time with my family&friends. I have lived in the Bay Area my whole life and love exploring the vast food places and nature sites. I absolutely love spending my time in the city, San Francisco. I am a barista at a local café in my school and love interacting with people. I am beyond excited to be a summer intern for Preemadonna!
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.
Posted by Jodie Cheung on June 14, 2017 at 3:21 PM
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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
Posted by Charley Huang on November 18, 2016 at 12:18 AM
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.
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!
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!!!
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.