My experience in San Francisco — Daniella

My experience in San Francisco — Daniella.

My team, SKai, went to San Francisco to pitch our MVP to investors and mentor other #TeensInAI at the #GirlsInAI Hackathon.

Day 1

After enduring an 11 hour flight from London, we had finally arrived in San Francisco. It was a sunny and bright when we left the airport, so much so that I could barely see the new country we had just landed in. We took an Uber to our Airbnb hosted by a man called Peter.

Day 2

Our second day in San Francisco started at 11, where we visited Mastercard and Brighterion. We showed Brighterion our pitch and received some feedback to our MVP. It was very interesting to hear what the very skilled Brighterion workers thought of our idea and how we could continue it. After that we got cool designer Brighterion hoodies. Even Though I could only get the discontinued version, I thought that It was of high quality. After our pitch we had lunch with very respectable people at a very fancy restaurant. For my lunch I chose the restaurant’s signature burger with fries. It was really good and greasy, very american style. The man I was seated besides completely inhaled his burger in less than 3 minutes whilst I was struggling with my own for up to 20 minutes. I feel that we had visited the pier on that day a while after we finished lunch, however I don’t quite remember as the meal was so heavy that I was half asleep for the rest of the day.

Day 3

Day 4

The second day of the girls in AI hackathon was much more intense than the first. Girls now were required to start building and forming their pitch. At the end of the working day, we watched all the pitches and the judges picked a winner. All groups had the opportunity to continue with their product If they really wanted to. Our day ended with another trip to the pier, there we went to a seafood restaurant. The food was fresh and not fishy at all, even though there were fish everywhere.