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For more details: http://www.meetup.com/PyLadies-ATX/events/193783252/
Austin ladies, are you ready to get your hack on?!?! We are very excited to announce the first major hackathon organized by PyLadies. Working with other awesome lady coder groups around town, and our equally awesome sponsors Rackspace and Python Software Foundation, we are very excited to bring you 'Austin Ladies Hack!'
All female coders. All languages. All skill levels. Come and enjoy and fun atmosphere of friendly competition in an open and accepting environment of other women. Although this event is being hosted by PyLadies, it not specific to Python. If you are thinking "But I'm only a beginner!", don't let that hold you back. Come and join the fun!
Your challenge, should you choose to accept it is to join a team of 4 other women to make an app that is beneficial in some way to the community. It can be to do with open data, it can be to do with health and fitness, education, helping people with similar interests find each other, helping non-profits, anything that you can think of!
"That sounds amazing - what else is fantastic about this event?" I hear you ask. Well! There's:
FREE food while you're hacking. Thanks Rackspace!
PRIZES! There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd, as well as special category and other random prizes.
AWESOME MENTORS to guide you and your team to make your ideas real!
Schedule for the event will be as follows:
Friday - Happy Hour @ Flying Saucer
7pm: Meet the other hackers, discuss ideas, and form teams for the hackathon.
Saturday - 1st day Hackathon @ Rackspace
9:30am: Doors open + Breakfast!
10am: Welcome and announcements
10:15am: Ladies start hacking!!
5pm: Go home and rest up for the next day. (Or go out with fellow ladies and have a drink, whatever floats your boat.)
Sunday - 2nd day Hackathon @ Rackspace
10am: Resume hacking + prepare for 5min presentation
1pm: Cease hacking!
1:10pm: Presentations + Lunch
2:15pm: Judges deliberate
2:45pm: Awards ceremony
3pm: The End.
When & Where
PyLadies an international mentorship group with a focus on helping more women become active participants and leaders in the Python open-source community. Our mission is to promote, educate and advance a diverse Python community through outreach, education, conferences, events and social gatherings.
PyLadies also aims to provide a friendly support network for women and a bridge to the larger Python world. Anyone with an interest in Python is encouraged to participate! See pyladies.com.