Photo by Corinne Warnshuis
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! Interested in learning more? Check our FAQ page.
The theme of this year’s LadyHacks is “Health, Wellness, and Self-Care”, and this very important topic among both women and the tech community has come to the forefront through several recent honest talks and discussions. Alicia Raciti openly talked about burnout, self-care, and investing in yourself at ELA Conf, and Briana Morgan has spoken several times on imposter syndrome and how we always feel like we need to be doing more. It can be very stressful to try to learn new tech skills while also excelling at a full time job or to become a leader in the tech industry and an expert in your area. To be your best self and the best developer, designer, or learner, you need to be healthy and to take time to restore your mind and body. We challenge you to envision ways to use technology to promote health, wellness, and self-care during LadyHacks 2016.
Dates and Location
This year’s event will be Friday, April 15th & Saturday, April 16th
Register for the 2016 Hackathon
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