During my exchange program in Maryland, I had the chance to attend the HackHarvard 2022 hackathon in Boston, and it was an experience I will never forget.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
First, we made a visit to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) campus to get a feel of the area. It was an awe-inspiring experience to see the beautiful buildings, cutting-edge technology, and the creative atmosphere of the university. The campus is home to some of the world’s leading researchers and innovators, and it was humbling to be there.
After our tour, we headed over to Alive and Kicking Lobster Shop to try the famous Boston lobster. This shop is famous for its fresh, high-quality lobster, and I was eager to try it. The lobster was delicious, and I was glad to try the local cuisine. If you’re a seafood lover, I would highly recommend trying the lobster in Boston.
Later that day, we arrived at Harvard for the hackathon. This was my first physical hackathon, and I was amazed by the number of people those are participating. The participants were from different countries and all across the United States, and I had the opportunity to meet a lot of amazing people and learn from their experiences.
The 48 hours of the hackathon were intense but also incredibly rewarding. We worked hard, slept less, and had a great time. My team developed an innovative solution using the Sonr Flutter SDK, and to our delight, we won the award for the best use of Flutter SDK. This was a great moment for all of us, and I was proud of my team’s hard work and dedication.
After the hackathon, we decided to explore the city before going back to Maryland. One of the highlights was visiting Quincy Market. This historic market is a bustling hub of activity, with its indoor and outdoor food stalls, shops, and cafes. We tried traditional New England cuisine such as clam chowder and lobster rolls, and it was a delightful experience. The market is also surrounded by historic buildings, making it a great place to walk around and take in the sights and sounds of the city.
North End of Boston
Another highlight of our trip was visiting the North End of Boston. This charming neighborhood is known for its Italian heritage, and it’s a great place to sample authentic Italian cuisine. We walked down the narrow streets, taking in the sights and sounds of this vibrant neighborhood. We stopped at a traditional Italian bakery and tried delicious cannolis.