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LadyHacks is Philadelphia’s women only* hackathon, a community event for women of all skill levels to work collaboratively on projects using technology to provide solutions. We follow the model of a civic hackathon, with a goal of working on projects for the social good rather than hosting a competition for a commercial product. However, as a hackathon we encourage all attendees to bring their own ideas to the table, and everyone will have the opportunity to suggest a project. If you don’t have a specific project you want to work on, they’ll be plenty of groups looking for team members!
The theme for 2014 is A <? Room() ?> of One’s Own.
In 1929 Virgina Woolf published A Room of One’s Own, which argued that women’s lack of access to education, financial independence and a room of their own held them back from achieving equality with men in the sphere of publishing. Today we see stark gender gaps in STEM awarded degrees and consequently in STEM fields. While there are no easy answers to the complex problem of gender inequity, we encourage attendees to form projects around what you think Room() should return to fill in this gap.
Dates and Location
Friday, March 7th from 6 pm to 9 pm
Saturday, March 8th from 9 am to 7 pm