3 Day Event Unites Coders Across the Southeast to Highlight Diversity in Technology
Atlanta, GA - July 7, 2016 — Women Who Code (WWCode), an international non-profit organization that empowers career aged women to excel in tech careers, announces the Women Who Code Hackathon Atlanta, Women Take On Tech. This three day landmark event taking place July 29th - 31st will showcase 100+ engineers, designers, mentors, and developers working over 54 hours to create solutions that drive innovation, while supporting inclusion.
The hackathon will be held in the heart of midtown Atlanta's Tech Square, a hub for innovation and learning, and will be hosted by the Women Who Code Atlanta Network with Directors Erica Stanley, Alicia Carr, and Beth Laing all taking leadership roles in its planning and execution. The event will also draw on the support of WWCode Networks from across the Southeastern United States, with WWCode Tampa Network Director Sarrah Vesselov and WWCode Greenville Director Pamela Wood Browne taking on leadership roles.
Erica Stanley, Network Director of Women Who Code Atlanta said, “We are proud and honored to be hosting this hackathon, which has gotten the attention of so many people in the tech industry. I look forward to seeing the talent and creativity of all of the participants, and the incredible applications that they will produce to help make the world a better place.”
The first day of the event is set to include a series of inspirational talks including deep-dives into technology as well as an exclusive Hackathon 101 workshop and a kick off happy hour. This will be followed by an intense weekend of product development where participants will work on projects that showcase technological creativity, culminating in an open pitch session Sunday evening.
The mission of the Women Who Code Atlanta Hackathon is to highlight diversity in technology, and put a spotlight on women that are doing incredible things in the field. The projects will all focus on supporting inclusion, with the goal of using technology to drive innovation and change the face of the industry.
WWCode Global Leadership Director Joey Rosenberg spoke about the event saying, “Hackathons like these are a great chance to bring members of the community together. The teams competing will work to create meaningful products that will have a positive impact on the world around them. At the same time, it will be an incredible demonstration of the power of diversity when tackling problems using tech.”
About Women Who Code
Women Who Code is an international non-profit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. Our goal is to empower women with the skills needed for professional advancement, and provide environments for networking and mentorship. The organization executes more than 3,000 events around the world each year, has garnered a membership exceeding 50,000, and has a presence in 20 countries. Help us to empower even more women to advance in tech with the training and community they need to succeed by supporting our #WWCode networks. Learn more at womenwhocode.com.