Resources for victims of sexual assault.

Dani P, Dariela H, Haylie N, Dinahsti B

"El Sol" is a website intended to aid victims of sexual assault and those who want to support them. It can be difficult trying to start the healing process, and we want to show that victims are not alone. On our site are infographics, advice to deal with the aftermath of an attack, references to lawyers who specialize in sexual assault cases, and crisis hotlines. The site is mostly meant to give information and resources to victims and their loved ones who want resources and don't know where to look.

Every 98 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted. Victims are left feeling guilty, discouraged, and ashamed. Often times, they don’t know how to cope and heal.

"El Sol" is a website we created to remind sexual assault victims that they are not alone. On our site, there are hotlines such as the National Sexual Assault Hotline, National Domestic Violence Hotline, etc. There are also links to lawyers who specialize in sexual assault, and advice on how to deal with the aftermath of their experience.

Our site was created using two coding languages: HTML and CSS. We utilized HTML the most to implement information and media on our site. W3Schools, an online site full of coding tutorials, was also used to learn and develop our project. The four of us all coded at one point.

There were many other tasks, such as finding appropriate pictures, writing descriptions, designing backgrounds and logos, and doing research. While doing this, we kept victims on our minds, trying our best to create something helpful.

There were many difficulties that arose during the creation of our the project. Many times, the alignment of elements on our website’s page was incorrect and it seemed impossible to find the bugs that were causing glitches. Also, our CSS (Cascading Styling Sheet, used to style the format and look of the website) code was messy in its organization with all the different styling sheets that were linked to the HTML (Hypertext Markup Language, used to make the content on the website) pages.

We would come across problems and bugs that no one seemed to be able to fix, like formatting the Twitter feed correctly on to the page. Although it was a tedious task, all of the problems were fixed mainly by scrolling through the code meticulously and altering any code that could be causing the problem. Our teachers: Sri, Emily, and Lily were also asked many times for advice and pointers, helping us immensely when we were stuck and allowing our team to create a successful and functioning website.

Dariela Hernandez

Lead Coder & Founder

Dari is a junior at Eagle Pass High School in Eagle Pass, Texas. Girls Who Code was an opportunity brought to her attention by her sister. When she applied she wasn’t sure she’d get it, but she did in the end and is super grateful for it! She’s made amazing friends and gained new knowledge of coding, and she really likes it! Although fixing bugs can get pretty frustrating, she believes the end result is almost always worth it. In her free time, she hangs out with friends, browses Instagram, and draws and paints! When she graduates high school, she just wants to find something that fulfills her and makes her happy.

Haylie Nguyen

Coder

Haylie is a junior at Anderson High School in Austin, Texas. She applied to Girls Who Code’s Summer Immersion Program because she wanted to see if she was interested in coding. In her free time, she likes to watch The Office with her brother and knit baby blankets for Seton Medical Center. She loves Sprinkles Cupcakes, and her favorite movies are Jurassic Park and Clueless. In the future, Haylie wishes to attend the University of Texas at Austin as a mechanical engineering major.

Daniel Porcaya Marquina

Coder

Dani is a 16-year-old junior at Harmony Science Academy Pflugerville. They joined the 2018 Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program because of their interest in computer science and software engineering. In their free time, Dani likes to: draw, play instruments, write, and play sports. Dani was born in Mexico City, Mexico and moved to the U.S. in 2004. They are the youngest of two siblings and have three chihuahuas and a hamster. In the future, Dani aspires to attend the University of Texas and become a software engineer at a prominent technology company.

Dinahsti Blackburn

Coder

Dinahsti is a junior at Manor Senior High School in Manor, Texas. She joined Girls Who Code because she thought it would be an interesting experience; she found out about GWC through one of her mentors in a program she is involved in. Throughout the program, she found out that she isn’t really interested in coding. When Dinahsti has free time she likes to catch up on sleep and to watch YouTube videos and tutorials.

This project was made by Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program students at Dell - AUS.