Women Who Code #ChimeHack

  • December 5, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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This event is open to all genders. 

The holiday season is the perfect time to give back, so we have collaborated with Chime for Change and Twitter to build a hackathon in support of women and girls.

#CHIMEHACK is an opportunity for the tech community to convene to create mobile solutions in support girls and women. The hackathon will be giving away huge cash prizes to the teams that build the best solution for great NGOs like UNICEF, UN Women, and Vital Voices.

Event Details: 
Location: Twitter Headquarters, San Francisco, CA 
Welcome / Launch event (Dec 5)

• Welcome panel/cocktail event to introduce hackers to girls’ and women’s leaders and develop an understanding of the issues and needs

• Leading tech luminaries meet with teams

• Coordinated with TEDWomen

Hackathon (Dec 6-7)

• Development of app (3 hours Friday, 6 hours Saturday)

• Presentation of ideas (1-2 hours, Saturday evening) 

• Judging by expert panel / tech leaders (1 hour, Saturday evening)  

• Awards presentation (30-45 minutes, Saturday evening)

Strategic Outcomes 

Within the Education, Health and Justice focus areas, a nonprofit partner will identify challenges, developer teams will build solutions to the challenges, and judges will select and award prizes. 

Confirmed speakers, judges and mentors include: 

Dick Costolo CEO, Twitter 

Michele Titolo iOS Lead, Women Who Code

Susan Wojcicki Senior Vice President, Advertising & Commerce Google 

Juliet de Baubigny Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers 

Jared Morgenstern CEO & Founder, Yub.com 

Andrew Bosworth (Boz) Engineer, Facebook 

Sara Haider Staff Software Engineer, Twitter 

Tom Conrad CTO, Pandora 

David Morin Co-Founder & CEO, Path 

Brit Morin Founder & CEO, Brit +Co. 

Megan Quinn Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers 

Trevor Traina Tech Entrepreneur & Investor, IfOnly/Traina Interactive 

Renee Kaplan Chief Strategy Officer, Skoll Foundation 

Alyse Nelson President & CEO, Vital Voices 

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka Executive Director, UN Women 

The Chime Hack is dedicated to providing a harassment-free event experience for everyone regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, or religion. We will not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form, including overly sexualized or demeaning comments during talks or anything that threatens personal safety. Hackathon participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference  at the discretion of the conference organizers. 

Apply Here: http://bit.ly/WWCchimeHack You must apply to attend the Hackathon. 

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  • Anthony G.

    I'm looking for women coders who might entertain joining a start-up that has proved product/market fit. We are a team of business professional and developers. Diversity is extremely important to our organization and it is evident in our co-founders, leadership, and team. We walk the walk.

    Drop me line if your interested! I'd be happy to provide an overview - we're more than an exclusive marketplace.


    November 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Where do we get more information about the hackathon? Rules, team formation, technology, etc?

    Also, does anyone here want to form a team? My hacking skills are so-so, but my design and presentation skills are awesome!

    November 20, 2013

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