Curious what a Hackathon really is? Maybe you’re scared away by the technical language? Or you thought only developers could go? Well, we have good news for you! Hackathons aren’t just for developers, designers, and business people. They’re for everyone – maybe even you.
At a Hackathon, also sometimes described as a ‘hackfest’ or ‘hack day,’ teams are formed from people of all ages from diverse disciplines and skill sets. Typically, the event runs over several days and on the last day a panel of judges determine the winning team. “Winning” can take on a number of meanings, from recognition and accomplishment, to helping launch a new business idea or community impact program.
What is #SheHacks all about?
- To bring more women into tech and startups
- To show women how much they can accomplish, with new skills, in a very short time given a supportive and collaborative environment
- To inspire women to bring the ideas they’re passionate about to life
- To bring women with startup ideas together with lady hackers and creatives over a weekend to build companies that make women’s lives more awesome
Join us November 13th-15th for #SheHacksAZ. Registration starts on November 13th.
Reserve your spot today! Sign up: http://shehacksaz.splashthat.com/
Join us at meltmedia (meltEast) offices:
1095 W Rio Salado Pkwy
Tempe, AZ 85281
Who is involved?
From councilwoman and CEO to Angel Investor, our panel of judges and mentors has quite the variety of influential men and women in the Phoenix tech community.
Phoenix City Councilwoman Kate Gallego has brought an entrepreneurial spirit and extensive economic development knowledge to her service on the council. Kate is the only MBA on the Phoenix City Council. She led the campaign to pass Proposition 104, the city’s transportation plan through 2050. She also spearheaded the successful effort to develop Phoenix Equal Pay Ordinance, working toward pay equity for all residents.
As the CEO of Axosoft, Lawdan has become one of the few women in the Phoenix Valley to head a tech company. She is passionate about paving the way for women in the tech, which is why her company created the viral campaign #ItWasNeverADress. Lawdan also believes strongly in equipping the next generation with the skills they need to be successful in life; meaning a curriculum of programming, confidence building, and entrepreneurship!
A technically savvy business and nonprofit professional with over 8 years’ experience building lasting community relationships. She has passion for educating the community on innovative philanthropic opportunities and fortifying relationships to create a stronger community. Jessica is the Chair of Social Venture Partner’s Fast Pitch program.
Chapter Leader of GDI Phoenix, Freer had various stints in software and tech at Microsoft and has worked in the IT department of the AZ Supreme Court.
In her spare time she likes to kill virtual enemies on Xbox and hike real mountains in Arizona.
Director of Engagement and Education at Social Venture Partners Arizona where he facilitates the engagement of local philanthropists and activates community leaders to drive social change in the Valley. Passionate about strengthening nonprofits to equip them to make a bigger impact.
Aside from her daily Art Director job with Sitewire in Tempe, Liz is a design advocate within the local community, serves as the President ofAIGA AZ and sits on the executive board for Phoenix Design Week. Phoenician, loves making new friends, does freelance design & consulting during moonlighting hours, and has a hard time turning down an ice cold Dr. Pepper.
Director of Marketing at meltmedia. Ron once killed a gopher with a stick, then brought it back to life with hands-only CPR.
Prizes and Perks:
- One Hour Winning Team Sit Down Mara Babin: Managing Director at Golden Seeds, Angel Investor & Consigliere
- 1st Place Winners receive $500 in Google Cloud Credits
- 3 Months free access to General Assembly’s Front Row for all attendees
- Awesome and fun Kendra Scott swag to the Winning Team!
We hope to see you there!