Brown Daily Herald: Brown University Student Named Winner In MIT’s Latin America Versus COVID-19 Hackathon

In June, Valerie Aguilar Dellisanti ’23 and her team — who represented the University, Harvard, Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology — competed and won MIT’s virtual hackathon event: Latin America vs. COVID-19.

The team worked virtually over 48 hours to create their winning project, “Simi”: an automated text messaging system that seeks to relieve some of the pressures on COVID-19 hotlines in Peru by answering user questions. 

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