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Hello once again, friends!
As the decade comes to an end it is time to reflect where we are, where we want to be, and lay plans to reach our goals.
Tech conferences are a great place for people to come together to share their experiences, learn, problem solve, and grow together. Sadly, the barriers for women, LGBTQ+ folks, people of color, people with disabilities, and other underrepresented groups into the tech world are still heavily present.
That is why we’ve decided half of our 2020 sponsorship program funds should be given to these communities.
Different perspectives are not only great to receive, they’re essential! We must hear from people of all backgrounds if we want to be the best we can be. We hope these efforts will help to create a more inclusive and better world.
We are raffling away FREE TICKETS (travel and lodging not included.) Enter to win! Good luck!
"SB Hacks is a 400-person, 36-hour annual hackathon hosted at University of California, Santa Barbara. This event aims to provide college students with the necessary resources to get hands-on experience in coding and exposure to the technology industry. We want students to leave SB Hacks feeling proud of themselves and the projects they complete with their team."
"What we seek to do at Hack the New Year is to spark the inner creativity that we believe lies within each and every student. We hope to help students realize that they have the potential to do anything they set their minds to and that they have the potential to be the light that guides us into the future."
"Students from different universities and backgrounds get to work together to turn an idea into a reality. Be it an app, website, or hardware hack, the sky's the limit! At cuHacking, we’ll provide you with the freedom and incentive to make something cool in 24 hours. We welcome everyone - regardless of your background, education, or experience!"
"Join us as Crossing the Chasm author Geoffrey Moore shares advice from his most recent book Zone to Win. Zone to Win provides advice on how established companies can transform themselves to catch the next big wave of disruptive innovation (or prevent it from catching you)."
"We aim to support and nurture womxn of all backgrounds by helping them use Womxn/Hacks as an opportunity to explore tech and develop their current computing skills. Each year we bring hundreds of university womxn together for a weekend dedicated to exploring tech, professional growth, and having fun all while bridging the gender gap."
"The priority for HalfStack is the attendee experience, with great food, drinks, talks, swag, and community. HalfStack is a UI-centric, one-day single track conference hosted in a relaxed environment at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. HalfStack carefully curates talks that inspire and inform the audience in a highly interactive and entertaining manner."
"Rose Hack is UC Riverside’s women-centric hackathon, founded by the female leaders of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM-W) and the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). Rose Hack’s mission is to encourage individuals from underrepresented groups in STEM to create a strong network together and build an amazing project through their shared passions in Science and Technology. "
"Tech Intersections provides a space for the womxn of color most underrepresented in tech to come together and learn from each other’s successes, challenges, and experiences. While we value our allies and recognize that all women in tech and men of color also face discrimination, this is a unique opportunity for us to have our own space."
"PixelHacks was founded as the Bay Area's first student-run, all-female high school hackathon. It was a 24-hour, overnight hackathon as attendees work to build a software project that addresses a real-world problem. Our mission is to encourage women to pursue computing and technology and promote diversity in this ever-growing field."
"You Got This is an affordable one-stream conference for early-career developers and their team leaders on skills needed for a happy, healthy work life. There are lots of non-technical skills which early-career developers are never taught. These skills and feelings are rarely spoken about, which we aim to change."
"If you are a specialist in the IT world, you know that it is important to stay informed not only about the language (or technology) that is "mastered better" or that is used in day-by-day but also on everything else. The event will feature professional speakers and Italian companies with technical topics, methodologies adopted to solve current problems and successful case histories."
"We are MKSSS’s Cummins College of Engineering for Women, Pune's first-ever programming event organized by students, for students. With this hackathon, we strive to promote technical innovation and hope to include perspectives and experiences of different and diverse professions and occupations to bring about an interdisciplinary dialogue."
Here’s to another great year and to making tech accessible to all!
Amanda for the Balsamiq Team
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