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Tales of a Little Hacker: Adventures at G.I.R.L. 2017

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!

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Marie - Hacker, MakerGirl & Preemadonna

“What do you call a belt made out of watches?”

“A time belt?”

That was my attempt at answering my nine year old brother’s joke, and from the “Come on!” look on his face, I can tell I didn’t do too well. My suspicions are confirmed when he tells me, “Marie, that’s the mechanic’s answer!”.

Well, what can I say? I am a Mechanical Engineering major in her senior year at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I enjoy being in a club on campus that designs and builds off road BAJA vehicles to race in the spring and regularly judges for First Lego League events. I am part of AOE, an engineering sorority, MakerGirl, a non-profit company that aims to inspire girls to find their passions through STEAM with the aid of 3D printers and am constantly working on group projects, such as my most recent, creating an emergency balloon flare.


Meet Caitlyn - Preemadonna, Engineer & MakerGirl

Hi everyone, my name is Caitlyn Deegan and I am the new Ambassador Manager for Preemadonna.  I am going into my junior year at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign as a Materials Engineer.  I am also a MakerGirl.  I have been working with the nonprofit, MakerGirl, for about a year and a half now so I am an avid promoter of STEM especially for women.  Through this experience, I was lucky enough to meet the Preemadonna team and I instantly fell in love with them and the Nailbot.  I am extremely excited to start my journey with this company!