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About the Tech Lady Hackathon + Training Day
Coders, tech strategists, trainers, newbies, and ideas are welcome! 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.
Over 100 women attended the December Tech Lady Hackathon + Training Day. Read my blog post about it, including links to more info and coverage: That Tech Lady Hackathon We Organized Was Awesome, So What's Next??
We offer basic 101 intro training and mentoring workshops throughout the day - no prior knowledge of code is necessary. And we mean none. Attend sessions all day or dip in and out while you contribute to a hackathon project.
Some examples of the 101 intro classes we offer are: Ruby, APIs, Python, GitHub, html/CSS, and SQL. Mentoring sessions we offered previously 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, ShutThatDown.com, Health and Human Services datasets, GIS mapping in conflict zones, and more.