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Hello there, friends!
This month we’d love to highlight an upcoming 3-day event that we are honored to support: Black Women Talk Tech, happening February 27-29 in New York, NY.
Since 2017, their mission has been to identify, support and encourage black women to build the next billion dollar business. With 10 chapters around the world, they have helped over 500 scalable businesses find their start.
While the first day of the conference is exclusively for black women founders the second day of the event is open to everyone. We hope you consider attending this year!
We are raffling away FREE TICKETS (travel and lodging not included.) Enter to win! Good luck!
"Join 750 innovative and creative developers, designers, and creators for 36 hours of hacking. You'll get access to some of the best hardware and APIs on the market. Plus get to meet some experienced and awesome mentors! All this in just one weekend? I know, it's hard to believe. Remember, you don't need to be a pro to attend. So, if this is your first hackathon, we can't wait to expose you to the incomparable world of creation."
"FEMHacks is UC Berkeley’s premiere all-female*, 12-hour hackathon that serves to promote and encourage the participation of historically underrepresented communicates in tech-related projects of all experience levels and majors. FEMTech’s mission is to promote gender diversity in the tech industry and inspire women and underrepresented minorities from all majors to excel in technology careers."
"Katalis is made up of passionate and experienced Concordia students from various fields of science who commit in spreading our knowledge and passion to young students and people from under-represented backgrounds, and helping them to explore more of STEM. Moreover, we also have a goal of giving opportunities and mentoring students Internationally in a country in need, starting with Haiti, to have good resources of pursuing their field of interest in the future."
"The roadmap to billions wasn’t designed for us, so we created our own. Now, we’re building community and profitable, scalable businesses for self-identified Black women in tech, together. Black Women Talk Tech is a collective of black women tech founders who have a unique understanding of the challenges we face and the advantages we bring in the industry. We’re here to identify, support and encourage black women to build the next billion dollar business."
"HackMerced is a 36-hour annual programming competition that occurs at the University of California, Merced and is open to students from all over the world. During the event, participants will collaborate in teams and attend workshops to learn about new technologies. We aim to create a collaborative, interdisciplinary event that brings together students from all universities and prospective sponsors to see the innovation and creativity culminating within the San Joaquin Valley."
"GiveCamp Memphis / Design for Good is a weekend-long event where professionals from designers, developers and database administrators to marketers and web strategists donate their time to provide solutions for nonprofit organizations. Since its inception in 2007, the national GiveCamp program has provided benefits to hundreds of nonprofits, worth millions of dollars of developer and designer time in services!"
"Titanhacks is a hackathon hosted in the sunny city of Los Angeles. High school students from LA and beyond will come for the weekend and team up to build an app, game, or website. Workshops, games, and raffles mean fun for everyone from the beginning programmer to the seasoned hackathon veteran. After a day of hard work, judges will pick the best projects and give prizes. Come to meet new friends, create something new, and have fun!"
"Superposition IV is the oldest and largest 24-hour hackathon for high school and college females (trans and non-binary inclusive) in the Bay Area. This event is free to attend, and wi-fi, food, swag, and workspaces will be provided. Bring your passion for computer science and we'll take care of the rest! It's the perfect opportunity for anyone to take their next step forward in tech."
"MariHacks is Montreal’s first and largest 24-hour hackathon for CEGEP and High School students. We will bring together over 100 developers and technology enthusiasts to create revolutionary software projects. Meet fellow hackers, learn new technologies, and hone your skills alongside amazing mentors. Whether you're making your first app or have lots of experience, join us for an amazing day of hacking!"
"ProHacks is bustling with organizers and mentors experienced in the computer sciences, whether it be machine learning or web development. Our team is there around the clock to make sure that the Pro Hackers are never lost in their code. Although there's a lot of competition in the technology industry, we're all colleagues at heart, with the same passion for computer science burning inside of us. ProHacks has many events to bring our community closer together, from the ping pong and Tetris tournament, to a friendly game of capture the flag."
"Clear your calendar for Hack It Together 2020, an All-Women's Hackathon in the heart of New York City. Come join us in celebration of women in STEM at our all-women, full day Hackathon. It will be a day of fun, excitement, and coding - just for female students. Hack It Together is the perfect place to hone your coding skills while having fun with your friends and meeting other women in STEM."
"XXHacks is open to girls who want to create computer-related projects with a little bit of coding. Our goal is to bridge the gender gap between women and men by encouraging girls to pursue computer science or any variation of STEM fields through our hackathon. Our event is totally free with cool swag and meals & snacks given throughout the day. If you want to come, make sure to register (while this hackathon is mostly geared towards female attendees, we accept any programmers who'd like to flourish their knowledge with us)!"
"Hackcouver 2020 is a hackathon for High School students oriented around business and technology. Participants form teams of 4 or 5 and take on an assigned business problem. They will be given 24 hours to create an innovative and technological solution to the problem. During the event, participants will be given opportunities to network with Vancouver's tech community, learn from experienced mentors, listen to guest speakers, and achieve the best experience possible!"
"The conference for people who code for libraries. An annual gathering of technologists from around the world, who largely work for and with libraries, archives, and museums and have a commitment to open technologies. Code4Lib is dedicated to being a diverse and inclusive community of technologists seeking to share ideas and build collaboration."
"An all-female* 24 hour hackathon, hosted at the University of British Columbia, where students will come together on a journey to innovate, inspire, and learn. We're trying to shift the idea of what a hacker looks like and help women* explore the wide world of tech. cmd-f is a safe and inclusive hacking space for an expected 200 students of all levels to work in teams to create projects and find a community to help support them as they pursue their interest in tech. The cmd-f team would like to acknowledge that "female" or "women" is not an accurate description for many people and it may make some feel unwelcome. We use * to specifically and intentionally include cis and trans women, as well as non-binary, agender and intersex people."
"OrionHacks is a 24 hour hackathon, comprised of hundreds of high school students all around the Bay Area to build projects that solve issues through code. Attendees will create amazing projects that are impactful for this world. OrionHacks provides attendees with free food, drinks, workshops, and prizes all for FREE, so there is no need to bring any money because we got you covered."
"Make a Mark is a 12-hour design and development marathon benefitting local humanitarian causes.Through your work to help nonprofits, you’re providing beautiful design and technology that can provide grants and share stories. But more importantly we are sharing experiences and spreading hope to one another. We are saying a small thank you to those in our society that work tirelessly. We are building empathy in a world that needs it."
"World Information Architecture Day is dedicated to the empowerment of local leaders. Our celebrations inspire the global growth of information architecture as a community of practice and we value diverse thoughts and thinkers in our celebrations. World IA Day is jointly produced by a network of global, regional, and local volunteers."
"Some of our communities' biggest problems are solved by nonprofits staffed almost entirely by volunteers. Their work deserves the best design, marketing, and technology, but these are far too often out of reach of these impactful organizations. Most nonprofits don't have the resources, time, or know-how to design and develop the things it could take us just a day to create. So for 12 hours, we gather the best designers and developers to work on projects for the most impactful organizations in the most creative and purposeful communities around the globe."
"Spring Forward is a month-long celebration of the role of women in digital culture and runs throughout March in parallel with Women’s History Month. First started in 2014 by Viv Doctorovich and Jenni Lloyd, the current festival director is Rifa Thorpe-Tracey. Our mission: To encourage women to take a greater role in digital by creating a platform that promotes digital community events organised by women for women."
"Few of us went to school for Software Product Management. It wasn't even a widely understood field when we were starting our careers. It's still misunderstood! We want to excel at our jobs and build products that people love to use, but wondering if "am I doing this right?" can be confusing and demoralizing. Don't waste your time and resources. You've worked too hard not to become the best Product Manager you can be. Come to INDUSTRY: The Product Conference in Dublin, Ireland in the Spring, or Cleveland, Ohio in the Fall, and learn the latest methods, tools, and frameworks used to build, launch and scale world-class software products."
"PVS HACKFEST is a community themed hackathon, hosted by Pearlville School, focused on building leaders of the future. The event is for computer science and IT enthusiasts and will also include a special “Girls in Tech” recognition. During the hackathon, participants will be challenged to innovate the next big idea – a sustainable service or product for the community – as the need for this is inevitable given the current status of our economy."
"GirlScript Summer of Code is the 3 month long Open Source program during summers conducted by GirlScript Foundation, started in 2018, with an aim to help beginners get started with Open Source Development while encouraging diversity. Throughout the program, participants contribute to different projects under guidance of experienced mentors. Top participants get exciting goodies and opportunities."
"CLIMB is a community of pre-professional women from diverse backgrounds, each striving to break the glass ceiling. It provides a platform for successful women to equip themselves with relevant skills and competence to forge ahead.We intend to change the culture and ensure that women, who are a minority in engineering colleges in India, have a safe space and strong community to back them. We intend to prepare pre-professional women for the challenges they will face in the workplace."
We’ll be back next month with more!
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