Hackathon: Dressember Day 5

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 🙂

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Baby, it’s cold outside.

 

 

Summa’ Time

I’m a major fan of summer… not just any summer but an LA summer.

People might say that LA has no real seasons; that it just has one really long sunny season. But I’d beg to differ. As a native Angeleno, I can tell when seasons change. When its temperatures elevate to  a simmering 81 degrees as opposed to its usual 77, when the sunsets are evermore radiant and passionate, when it’s nice and brisk in the morning to actually witness and enjoy the ever-so-talked-about-but-never-really-seen sunrise, when the birds outside my bedroom window chirp a bit more melodically, when summer night weather blankets you just perfectly and deems pleasant late night walks, when the sunsets are continuously radiant and passionate, and when I see my friends a little bit more than I do my family 😉

Summertime in LA means picnics. Really. Picnicking becomes the quintessential activity for summer. I picnic whenever I have the opportunity- even when you go see Justin Timberlake & Jay-Z in concert. Two weeks ago, I was able to check off seeing Jay-Z perform live in concert… Justin Timberlake was an added bonus. The concert was amazing but I have to say that one of the best parts of that day was bringing blankets, tons of good food, an instant polaroid camera, and a lot of good stories. All in the good company of friends.

Ashley and I spent the day picnicking and enjoying life. As you can see we enjoy our polaroids!

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Summer PicnicI’m no picnicking expert but here are my recommendations for an essential summer picnic (outfits to follow ).

Blanket:

"Just put a bird on it" or any animal for that matter. Where is my giraffe-themed picnic blanket?

“Just put a bird on it” or any animal for that matter.
Where is my giraffe-themed picnic blanket?

Picnic basket:

Ms. Kate Spade, you are effortlessly chic

Polaroid Camera:

Diana Camera

It’s amazing the countless hours of fun a little thing like this can afford.

Sunglasses:

These fun, quirky, and perfect for the summer sun!

These fun, quirky, and perfect for the summer sun!

Oversized Flowy Hat:

Bow-love!

Bow-love!

FOOD:No photo necessary. Just bring anything that you can carry and want!

What are you summer picnic essentials?