Q&A with junior Siddiq Ashraf on UCHackathon


Junior Siddiq Ashraf stands with his new friend at the hackathon. Ashraf joined a group that was developing something of his interest. He plans to compete in the next hackathon. Image by Max Fritzhand

Q: So I heard you went to UC Hackathon, can you tell me about it?

A: A hackathon is a place where hackers can develop something in a short amount of time. My team made an app that will soon be going up on the App Store.



Q:  Was this your first time at a hackathon?

A: Yeah. I thought it was just going to be hardcore gaming, but actually it was coding.


Q What is what you expected?

A: No, not at all.


Q: Would you do it again?

A: Yeah, it’s something different, and I liked it.


Q: How long did the event last?

A: It was 36 hours long. We stayed in the engineering building at UC.


Q: Was it only high school students that went?

A: Barely a few went. It was mostly college students.
Q: Did you win anything?
A: Our team came in 10th place out of the 17 teams that competed. We got the newbie award for being the only high school team.