As one of the rare breed called the ‘female geek’, I have to admit that I was initially proud that some women had won the Yahoo! Hack Day top prize. That is, until I read what they made…
Diana Eng, Emily Albinski and Audrey Roy made up the 3-woman team that came up with the winning idea. A blogging purse / pedometer mix.
I have to admit to being a bit less than thrilled about that being able to ‘win’ the Yahoo! Hack Day. The purse is rigged with a pedometer and camera connected and pointing out so that every few steps it triggers the camera to snap a shot and then blog the photo. Yay?
To be honest, I was really hoping that if a group of 3 females were going to win the Yahoo! Hack Day they might win by making something… you know, non-gender centered and actually useful. I wonder if this particular team winning doesn’t have something to do with a publicity stunt on Yahoo!’s part simply because one of the women on the team (Diana Eng) was a contestant on the popular Project Runway show. I guess we’ll never know.