2019 Womxn Hacks
What is Womxn/Hacks?
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) at UC Santa Barbara is pleased to introduce Womxn/Hacks: an all-female-identifying hackathon dedicated to giving womxn of all backgrounds and fields the opportunity to delve into coding within a supportive environment. There are only a handful of female-identifying hackathons in the nation, and AAUW is creating one right here at UCSB.
A hackathon is a weekend long event in which programmers collaborate in groups of 2-4 to create a project from start to finish. At the end of a hackathon, students showcase their skills and hard work with live demos to present their finished products to their peers and industry professionals.
Womxn/Hacks will take place at the Student Resource Building from January 25th-27th, 2019. Local businesses and UCSB faculty will offer workshops and mentorship. In addition, we will hold discussions about issues affecting womxn in STEM: improving university diversity climates, fostering a respectful work environment, and strengthening mental health.
In order to make this hackathon successful and free for all participants, we need to raise funds for meals, internet, workshops, and prizes so that our attendees can focus on their goal of learning how to code and creating something new.
We are so grateful to already have the support of Chancellor Yang, the College of Creative Studies, the Department of Computer Science, UCSB Queer Commission, and UCSB Womxn’s Commission.
We hope you consider donating to Womxn/Hacks to help transform and diversify the field of computer science in our community and across the nation.
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