Women Who Code Birmingham Hackathon: Magic City Hacks

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08.11.2017

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Event Celebrating Women in Tech to Cap off Birmingham Business Alliance's Innovation Week


Birmingham, AL - Date TBD— Women Who Code (WWCode), the world's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting women in technology, announces the Women Who Code Birmingham Hackathon: Magic City Hacks. This two-day event will bring together engineers, designers, and mentors from across the Southeast to use the power of technology to develop products and concepts, solve problems, and innovate the future.

Magic City Hacks is taking place August 26th - 27th at the newly renovated Forge at the Pizitz, and it is a  culminating event of the Birmingham Business Alliance's Innovation Week. Managing the hackathon will be the Directors of the Women Who Code Birmingham Network, Shirley Hicks, Kayla Harris, Lynette Pope and Nicole Mubarak.

Women Who Code Birmingham Director Nicole Mubarak said, “We want to foster creativity as well as challenge members of our network to exceed at anything. Our hackathon is a fun way to bolster that. WWCode Birmingham believes hackathons are not only a unique way to solve problems and display skill, but also a way to challenge people in a fun and competitive environment.”

Magic City Hacks is being sponsored by ProctorU, with Teksystems providing refreshments. Other companies that are interested in getting involved are being directed to contact birmingham@womenwhocode.com. The hackathon itself will have two different tracks for newbies and professionals to attend, and awards will be given to teams for a variety of categories. The event will also feature networking opportunities to connect with other tech professionals, as well as Birmingham companies looking to hire local engineers.

Women Who Code’s Global Leadership Director Joey Rosenberg noted the importance of the Hackathon, “These events are really special because they bring so many incredible people together. In this kind of environment, ideas are born, concepts grow, and lessons are learned that go on to have an indelible impact on the world. It’s really amazing to see and be a part of that.”

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 has executed more than 5,000 events around the world, garnered a membership exceeding 100,000, 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.


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