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NH girl, 17, wins computer programming contest

Computer2NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Nashua teenager Jennie Lamere recently took home the top prize at a Boston computer programming competition, beating out competitors in the almost entirely male field, which included professionals from companies like ESPN and Klout.

She says the gender disparity at such events isn’t an obstacle, and she hopes her success will inspire other girls to take up programming. The recent graduate of Notre Dame Academy in Hingham, Mass., wrote a program called Twivo that can block tweets about your favorite shows to avoid unwanted spoilers.

The TVnext Hack Event in April was hosted by the advertising company Hill Holliday to develop new ways technology can improve the viewing experience. The 18-year-old Lamere took home the $2,500 top prize and a boatload of swag, including two iPads.

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