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She Hacks - Girl Geek Dinners Melbourne Hackathon (SOLD OUT)

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36 people went

Price: $20.00 /per person
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What we'll do

Did you hear that Girl Geek Dinners Sydney is hosting their first ever Hackathon – SheHacks? Girl Geek Dinners Melbourne has decided to join in. Girl Geek Dinners Melbourne will be hosting Melbourne's first ever female hackathon.

Your $20 donation will go to One Girl - because EVERY girl on the planet has the right to an education. One Girl is a non-profit organisation that gives women and girls access to education. We want to see a world where women and girls are creating and leading change in their communities. http://www.onegirl.org.au/

The event runs over two days (you can go home and sleep!). Friday from 6pm – Midnight and Sat from 9am-6pm. Don’t worry if you don’t know anybody, groups will be formed on the Friday night.

There are only 30 spots and we will form 10 teams of 3 on the Friday night.

The founder of She Hacks Melbourne is @tammybutow (http://twitter.com/tammybutow)

26/2/14: We sold out in one week so we have added another 6 places! (That's another 2 teams).

27/2/14: We sold out the extra 6 tickets in a few hours (the first 3 went in 10min!) She Hacks is now sold out!

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Sponsors

Gold:

Mashery (http://www.mashery.com/)- The world's leading provider of API technology and services.

Inspire9 (http://inspire9.com/) - Melbourne community coworking space. We're all about startups, ideas & creativity.

NAB (http://www.nab.com.au/) - More Give, Less Take

REA Group (http://www.rea-group.com/irm/content/home.html) - REA owns and operates the leading real estate and commercial property advertising sites in Australia, realestate.com.au and realcommercial.com.au

Stripe (http://stripe.com/) - Stripe is a suite of APIs that powers commerce for businesses of all sizes.

Silver:

RMIT (http://www.rmit.edu.au/) - A global university of technology and design offering a range of undergraduate, postgraduate and vocational degrees and diplomas.

Pin Payments (https://pin.net.au/) - Pin Payments helps Australian companies sell to a global audience. No gateway or merchant account required.

The Fetch (http://thefetch.com/) - A what's happening city guide for professionals

Web Directions Code (http://www.webdirections.org/code14/) - Australia's JavaScript & HTML5 Developer Conference

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We are currently seeking sponsors for prizes and giveaways - please get in touch @tammybutow (http://twitter.com/tammybutow) or [masked]

Prizes

Winning Team:

• $2500 in cash

• One month subscription at i9 (http://inspire9.com)

• 1hr mentorship with Susan Wu (http://twitter.com/sw) (@Stripe (http://stripe.com/). Investor/Advisor to startups such as Twitter, Square, Findery, more. Founding Partner at Obvious Corp (Medium). )

• 2hr session with a Zendesk (http://www.zendesk.com/) senior engineer to help improve your project.

• Mentorship with the Head of NAB's Women In Technology group (Dayle Stevens (http://www.linkedin.com/in/daylestevens) - Head of Technology, Enterprise Applications & Data Services at NAB). Thank you to NAB Women In Technology for the $2500 cash prize.

• 2hr session with senior Squareweave (https://www.squareweave.com.au/) team members on Social Enterprise and a 2hr session on design or development (your choice).

• 2hr session with Gregarious Mammal (http://gregariousmammal.com/)on grant writing, community development, facilitation and technical consultancy

• Tuts+ (https://tutsplus.com/) membership for the winning team (3 memberships)

• A Pin Payments (https://t.co/gmY3ysjd6A) account with the first $10,000 worth of transactions being free ($330 value)

• 2hr session with Sarah Pulis, Adem Cifcioglu and Kim Chatterjee on digital accessibility

Runner-Up Team :

• Tuts+ (https://tutsplus.com/) membership for the runner-up team (3 memberships)

• 2hr session with Gregarious Mammal (http://gregariousmammal.com/)on grant writing, community development, facilitation and technical consultancy

• 3 Jawbone (https://jawbone.com/) devices (one for each team member) thanks to REA Group

Social Good Prize

• Announced on the day of judging! It's a great secret - big thanks to REA Group!

Door Prize

• A ticket to Web Directions Code (http://webdirections.org/code14/) - Australia's JavaScript & HTML5 Developer Conference - May 1 & 2 (Value: $999)

Giveaways

• Every participant will receive a She Hacks Goodie Sack (the contents are a surprise!)

• Every participant will receive $15,000 worth of free processing from Stripe (https://stripe.com/)

• Zendesk will be giving away T-shirts, stickers and bottle openers.

• Stripe will be giving away t-shirts and stickers

• Cupcakes from REA Group

Judges

• Susan Wu (http://twitter.com/sw) - @Stripe (http://stripe.com/). Investor/Advisor to startups such as Twitter, Square, Findery, more. Founding Partner at Obvious Corp (Medium).

• Chantelle Baxter (https://twitter.com/chantellebaxter) - Co-founder and Executive Director of One Girl (http://www.onegirl.org.au/)

• Cyan Ta'eed (https://twitter.com/cyantaeed) - Co-founder of Envato (http://www.envato.com/), and an avid traveler!

• Melina Chan (https://twitter.com/melinachan) - Founder of Kinyei. (http://www.kinyei.org/aboutus/staff-profiles/) Loves mango season in Cambodia, daily avocadoes in Melbourne and asking the big questions. Jams @inspire9 (https://twitter.com/inspire9) and @trampolineday (https://twitter.com/trampolineday)

• Leni Mayo (https://twitter.com/lenidot) - Founding investor @ 99designs, flippa, Learnable, SitePoint, tweaky, mmgn. Software engineer.

• Cheryl Lin ( Busichic) (https://twitter.com/busichic) - Editor @BusinessChic (https://twitter.com/BusinessChic)- office #streetstyle (https://twitter.com/search?q=%23streetstyle&src=hash) fashion & style advice. Author@LBDproject (https://twitter.com/LBDproject). Podcast @MelbInFashion (https://twitter.com/MelbInFashion).

• Jason Cormier (https://twitter.com/jadacormier) - Bringing Mashery products and services, and API knowledge and experience, to Australian businesses.

Mentors

• April Staines (https://twitter.com/Aprilicious1) - Nerd, IT Security Architect at NAB, Software Developer, Robot Geek Chic and Pacific RC for the Mandalorian Mercs

• Indiana June (https://twitter.com/indiana_june) - I'm creating a real life ‘choose your own adventure’ story and what happens next is completely up to you. Co-founder of http://www.outtrippin.com (http://t.co/vYXE8BhA4E) travel startup :)

• Melina Chan (https://twitter.com/melinachan) - Loves mango season in Cambodia, daily avocadoes in Melbourne and asking the big questions. Jams @inspire9 (https://twitter.com/inspire9) and @trampolineday (https://twitter.com/trampolineday)

• Fiona Tweedie (https://twitter.com/FCTweedie) - Roman historian, community wrangler, Open Knowledge ambassador, brunch aficionado. Almost certainly contains cake.

• Jade Deutrom (https://twitter.com/DeutromJade) - Fitzroy Academy of GSD Alumni and Facilitator.

• Kat Loughrey (https://twitter.com/KatLoughrey) - Curator at @thefetchmelb (https://twitter.com/thefetchmelb) and Digital Content Editor in the sporting and entertainment industry. Information junkie and wannabe minimalist. "The future belongs to the curious."

• Georgi Payne-Billard (https://twitter.com/Georgiepb) - young melbourne designer at Cornwell; passionate note taker; running enthusiast; iPhone photographer; curious about everything & anything; love great ideas.

• Danielle Reid (https://twitter.com/moon_beamed) - Art turned entrepreneur: Co-founding @capsulefm. Obsessive visual documentation. Zoology. @sandbox_network member.

• Nicola Gracie (https://twitter.com/Nic_Gracie) - Founder FitIntegrate. Inspired by possibilities; driven to create. Curious by nature; entrepreneur by nurture - kooky by default :P

• Anne Wu (https://twitter.com/uwenna) - Happiness Engineer @GetCoinJar - tipping at the intersection of tech + yoga - hoop dancer - seeker of equanimity - infinite wanderlust

Press

She Hacks has been featured in Startup Smart: "Australia is gearing up to host our first all-female hackathons in Sydney and Melbourne". (http://www.startupsmart.com.au/growth/business-advice-and-education/first-all-female-hackathons-to-launch-in-sydney-and-melbourne/2014021711702.html?utm_source=StartupSmart&utm_campaign=384c2b317e-SuS_Daily_18_2_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_354a773c4a-384c2b317e-152946742)

She Hacks has been featured in The Age / SMH: "Where are the female hackers?" (http://www.theage.com.au/small-business/franchising/where-are-the-female-hackers-20140228-33ogc.html)

Event Program

FRIDAY

6:00pm: Guest arrival and registration

6:30pm: Welcome and lightning talks

• Susan Wu (https://twitter.com/sw) - Hackathons

• Melina Chan (https://twitter.com/melinachan) - Hustling

• Georgi Payne-Billard (https://twitter.com/Georgiepb) - Hipstering

• Jason Cormier (https://twitter.com/jadacormier) - Hacking

• Erica Smith (http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=11992871&authType=NAME_SEARCH&authToken=8072&locale=en_US&srchid=289964411395120618284&srchindex=1&srchtotal=16&trk=vsrp_people_res_name&trkInfo=VSRPsearchId%3A289964411395120618284%2CVSRPtargetId%3A11992871%2CVSRPcmpt%3Aprimary) - Hacking

7:00pm: Pitches and group formation

7:30pm: Dinner

9:00pm: Start Hacking

Midnight: Close doors

SATURDAY

9:00am: Doors open

9:30 am: Breakfast

11:00am: Yoga break for 30min with Tarryn (Lighten Your Life) (http://www.lightenyourlife.com.au/)

12:00pm: Lunch

3:30pm: Suggested Tools Down

4:00pm: Presentations

5:00pm: Voting

5:30pm: Awards of prizes and photos

6:00pm: End of She Hacks till next year

FAQ

What is a Hackathon?
An event in which a people meet to engage in collaborative computer programming.

Is there a theme for the event?
Yes, the theme is 'Communities & Neighbourhoods'. This can be anything from 'an app that lets you rank the best food places in the cbd', 'an app about upcoming events in Melbourne' etc.

How big are the teams?
Teams of 3 should be formed.

What if I sign-up alone or don’t have a group?
Don’t worry if you don’t know anyone attending. Groups will be formed on the Friday night, there will be lots of time to mingle and get to know other attendees.

How much does the Hackathon cost?
We are asking for a $20 donation from all participants which will go to One Girl - because EVERY girl on the planet has the right to an education. One Girl is a non-profit organisation that gives women and girls access to education. We want to see a world where women and girls are creating and leading change in their communities. http://www.onegirl.org.au/

Will there be coffee and food?
Yes - big thanks to Mashery (http://www.mashery.com/)!

Who is this aimed at?
Women of any age with programming, design, user experience or project management skills. There are limited spaces however, and we will attempt to select the applicants who we feel will get the most benefit out of the event.

I can't code, can I still attend?
Yes! In fact, a well-rounded team of different skill sets might just give you the advantage! (Think Hipster (designer), Hacker (programmer) and Hustler (marketing and business - growth hacker).

What do I need to bring?
A working laptop, and a desire to contribute! You must be able to attend both days.

Can men attend?
Yes, but as per the GGD guidelines you need to be accompanied by a Girl Geek. Given the limited spaces available, priority will be given to female applicants.

What language can I code in?
Anything you desire!

Who owns the code that I write?
You do, unless you’re using something that belongs to someone else.

I have an idea, can I pitch it?
Yes, we will be having time at the beginning of the event on Friday for those of you that already have an idea you’d like to see come to life. The theme of the event will be 'Communities and Neighbourhoods'.