Women Who Code Manila Hackathon: Learn, Collaborate, & Hack!

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11.17.2017

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Women in Tech Nonprofit Hosts Event to Inspire and Support Female Engineers in Achieving their Professional Goals

SAN FRANCISCO - November 17, 2017Women Who Code (WWCode), the world’s largest organization dedicated to empowering women to succeed in tech, is proud to announce the WWCode Manila Hackathon: Learn, Collaborate, & Hack. The event is taking place November 24th - 26th at the offices of Atlassian, Philippines, BGC, and attendees are expected from across the tech sector.

The Women Who Code Manila Hackathon is being led by Directors Michie Ang, Kristine Joy Pas, and Steffi Monica Tan, with support from the Manila Network Leads, Evangelists and Volunteers. It is scheduled to include an informal meet and greet, followed by team formation and work, punctuated by an inspirational talk on the second day, and a judging and award ceremony at the end. Childcare will also be available in the form of a kiddie hackathon, which will run alongside the main event. Tickets for the hackathon are available here.

Director Michie Ang spoke about her goals for this event, “A hackathon is a great place to learn new things, collaborate with friends, meet new people, and start creating and building something together. This is what we want to encourage here in the Philippines, and we want to encourage more women to try it out. We want them to get excited about new technologies, be part of our awesome community, and have fun.”

The Hackathon is being supported by several sponsor companies including Atlassian, Accenture, Zendesk and Migo, with Power Mac Center funding the kiddie hackathon. The Manila Network has also joined with a number of media and community partners including the Manila Bulletin, e27, Pyladies Manila, Coding Girls, cipher, Python PH, Swift PH, PADC, DevSociety, Drupal Groups, Lavarel PH, WordCamp Manila and UXPH.

Women Who Code Global Leadership Director, Joey Rosenberg said, “We’re proud of the Manilla Network and its Directors for putting together such a powerful and inspirational event. Hackathons are a great way to energize a community and empower our members. We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to highlight talented engineers as they challenge themselves to achieve their goals and experiment with new teams and technology.”

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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