Have you ever heard of a Hackothon?
Yeah me neither until my really good friend who has participated in these weekend long events told me about them. Here’s the official definition:
“A hackathon is a gathering where programmers collaboratively code in an extreme manner over a short period of time. Hackathons are at least a few days – or over a weekend – and generally no longer than a week. While working on a particular project, the idea is for each developer to be have the ability and freedom to work on whatever he/she wants. A hackathon is also known as a hackfest or hack day.”
She is participating in Hack-o-thon LA but there are multiple meetup spots throughout the country. One that caught my attention is from an organization called CHIME FOR CHANGE, a global campaign to raise funds and awareness for girls’ and women’s empowerment. CHIME FOR CHANGE is founded by Gucci, who has a long history of engagement around women’s and girls’ issues being involved with UNICEF and foundations such as the Kering Corporate Foundation.
CHIME FOR CHANGE is teaming with Twitter and Women Who Code to host a Hackathon to create mobile app solutions to support girls and women around the world, and to celebrate the power of women in tech! They have named this Hackathon #CHIMEHACK (pretty catchy, huh!?)
CHIME FOR CHANGE aims to connect the tech community to issue experts and nonprofits working on the ground to identify ways for disruptive technology to create new linkages and feedback loops that raise funds and awareness to improve Education, Health and Justice for girls and women.
Check out this video about #CHIMEHACK and see who you recognize.
I wish I knew computer programming. The extent of my computer knowledge is “power” button, Microsoft Word, Excel, and INTERNET.
Dressember Day 5 photo shoot was fun. Taking photos with my favorite photographer is half the fun 🙂
Baby, it’s cold outside.