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PyLadies South Bay: May HACKATHON

This month we're doing something different!

PyLady Pooja Gada is running a coding challenge event, using the platform HackerRank

Here's what she has to say:

Code and compete, Super-Hero style. Need i say more? 

Are you interested in coding and solving challenges which superheros (may have) faced? Well, its time to bring out the super-hero in everyone. 

This is a pure coding event, where you can team up or compete individually. You are presented with various challenges of increasing difficulties. We will be hosting our challenges on a super-hero like platform called - HackerRank - . HackerRank has support for 10+ languages and you can code in any language of your interest - Python, Java, C, C++, Ruby etc to name a few. 

Who can participate? -  This event is open to anybody who identifies as a woman, friends of PyLadies, and anyone else interested in supporting diversity in tech. Kids of any age and gender are welcome (no, seriously).

Prizes, Pride, Peace? - You can win loads of prizes. Every challenge/level has prizes you won't be disappointed with. We can assure you, there's plenty for everyone to win. 

Need more details? - Please feel free to drop me an email  at [masked] [Rachel adds: or reply to this message - I can forward it on.]

Contest Wiki:

I ride public transit, can I come?

Totally! For those of you coming from Caltrain, there's a free public shuttle that goes right to LinkedIn:

LI also has an official shuttle which technically is employees only, but unofficially it should be fine, too.

Hope to see you there!

A big thank you to LinkedIn for sponsoring us and giving us space and food. :)

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  • Rena

    Supercool meetup.
    Thanks for organizing, Pooja and Rachel!

    May 13, 2014

  • Paula G.

    Thanks for putting this together, Pooja! It was a very fun event. Do you think we could do a data science hackathon at some point? I'd be happy to help coordinate it.

    May 14, 2014

    • Pooja G.

      Hi Paula, Certainly ! Drop me an email, we l figure out something cool :)

      May 16, 2014

  • Sanghamitra D.

    Great opportunity for both beginners & experts.

    1 · May 13, 2014

  • Pooja G.

    Hi All, Here is a small wiki which will help you kick start things during the hackathon : Feel free to reach out to me with any questions. You will get plenty of help during the contest. Lets hack and have some fun ! -Pooja

    May 13, 2014

    • Rachel S.

      oh my goodness that is fantastic

      May 13, 2014

  • Pooja G.

    Also note, though the meet up says 6:30pm - 9:30 pm. I think we should be done by 8:30 pm. We will keep it simple, short and fun !

    May 13, 2014

  • Adriana

    Hi, i will be attending an all day conference in SF and it will be very difficult for me to make it. Thanks.

    May 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    If I'm a total newbie to programming but very interested in getting started/seeing Python in action, is this a good event for me?

    1 · May 8, 2014

    • Pooja G.

      Hi Kat ! Defn, there are challenges at all levels, you can pick up a easy challenge and get a feel of programming in python. I will be posting a wiki which will serve as a start-up guide. Or, you can just attend the event and get inspired to program in python :-D

      2 · May 8, 2014

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