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Trans*Code International Transgender Day of Visibility Hackathon | A WeAreT...
Fri, March 31, 2017, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM BST
WeAreTechWomen in partnership with its allies Trans*Code, Capgemini UK, Gay Women’s Network (GWN) and Makers Academy, will be holding an all-day hackathon to mark International Transgender Day of Visibility.
Friday 31 March is International Transgender Day of Visibility, which aims to celebrate transgender people and to raise awareness of the discrimination faced by the transgender community worldwide.
Participants from all skills levels are invited to join us for a topic focused hackday, hosted at Capgemini UK’s offices in central London.
Open to trans and non-binary individuals, allies, coders, designers and visionaries of all sorts, the hackday will focus on the needs of the transgender community.
The day of hacking will end with brief presentations from all projects. Please note this is a non-competitive event - the purpose of the day will be to strengthen/support community and skills, not competition.
In addition, the day will include an introductory programming workshop to allow for participation from community members who are not currently working in technology.
Participants are welcome from any background and skills levels, to work together to create prototypes around the themes of transgender issues and access to technology.
Night before social for setup
The evening before the hackathon, coding bootcamp Makers Academy will be hosting a social for attendees who have registered for the hackday. The social will enable participants to meet and discuss ideas, in addition to working with our teams to support attendees in downloading necessary software and updates, to ensure time is fully utilised on the hackday itself. Please bring along your laptops and/or other devices you plan to use the following day.
While allies will be heartily welcomed to the social and the hackday, both events will be trans-positive and safe spaces.
Code of Conduct
Because trans and non-binary people already experience unique forms of discrimination, it is important to us that our event be not only safe and harassment free, but a positive and affirming space for everyone involved.
We honour all gender identities, races, sexualities, body types, economic backgrounds, abilities, religious beliefs and overall ways of being human, as we believe that diversity of experiences is key to successful collaborations.
WeAreTechWomen and all event partners involved in the organisation of this hackathon abide by Trans*Code’s code of conduct, which can be found in full here. Participants will be expected to follow the same code of conduct.
Sign up for the Social here -