InnovateHer Hackathon, 3/2-3
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Want to learn how to code? All experience levels welcomed.
InnovateHer, a 36-hour hackathon celebrating marginalized gender and racial identities in technology is taking place on March 2nd and 3rd at Stewart Center! It is open to everyone – yes, men as well – in all stages of their coding journey. Organized by the Purdue Student Government in collaboration with 7 Purdue student organisations devoted to advancing women in STEM — Girls Who Code College Loops,Society of Woman Engineers (SWE), Women in Technology (WiT), Phi Sigma Rho, Computer Science Women’s Network (CSWN), Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS), and Purdue Women in Science Program (WISP), InnovateHer’s mission is to educate all on the beauty and importance of diversity and inclusion in STEM.
If you have no coding experience, don’t worry! We will be organizing a series of technical workshops to familiarize you with all you will need to know to successfully complete your InnovateHer projects. But it’s not all just code, code, code - we will also conduct workshops discussing the issue of diversity and inclusion in technology, providing a look into the struggles women and other marginalized communities face in male-dominated spaces like STEM, making InnovateHer a holistic experience benefiting any and all participating.
InnovateHer will also host officials from Meta, Oculus, Wal-Mart, and Microsoft in a series of panels and talks, which will be an immersive learning experience for all! Be prepared for more than just learning, though, fun is definitely included, with stargazing and s’mores breaks!
Go to http://innovate-her.com to learn more and register!