TechLady Hackathon + Training Day

December 7, 2013

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Congratulations! Over 100 women attended the December TechLady Hackathon + Training Day. Read my blog post about it, including links to more info and coverage: That TechLady Hackathon We Organized Was Awesome, So What's Next??

What's next?? Sign up for the TechLady Hackathon newsletter for details about the next one (likely early June) AND monthly updates about awesome tech training, women in tech opportunities, and DC tech events (or check out the January newsletter). ALSO, you should attend the next Code for DC meetup and join the Code for DC Google group listserv.

About the TechLady Hackathon + Training Day

Coders, tech strategists, trainers, newbies, and ideas are welcome! Sign up for the TechLady Hackathon + Training newsletter for details about the next TechLady Hackathon + Training Day (likely in early June)

The goal of these hackathon + training days is for you to contribute to a project you find meaningful, learn new tech, make new friends and connections, and then attend more DC tech meetups/hackathons - especially Code for DC! We want you to walk away feeling inspired and empowered to get more involved in tech.

The December 7 hackathon was brought to you by Leah Bannon with Code for DC and Tech LadyMafia, and Kat Townsend, Jen Higgins, Shannon Turner, Sarah Rigdon, Rebecca Williams, Shauna Dillavou, Ousmane Mariko (who designed our logo), and Matt Bailey.

We offer basic 101 intro training and mentoring workshops throughout the day - no prior knowledge of code is necessary. Attend sessions all day or dip in and out while you contribute to a hackathon project.

In December, we offered 101s in Ruby, APIs, Python, GitHub, html/CSS, and SQL. Mentoring sessions were: Empowerment/imposter syndrome, open gov/open data, and lady mentoring session. Ideas? Are we missing anything important? Submit ideas as issues on this GitHub repo, submit to this form, oremail Leah.

This is a civic hackathon. In December, we worked on the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative Open Data Project, data visualizations for the Women's Empowerment in Agriculture Index, Code for DC’s ANC Brigade, continuing art games created at The Smithsonian American Art Museum’s recent hackathon,, Health and Human Services datasets, GIS mapping in conflict zones, and more.

Questions? Ideas? Advice?

Please feel free to reach out via email or Twitter with any questions, ideas, or issues.