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WWCode Portland - IoT Hackathon 2019

Women Who Code Portland

Friday, October 4, 2019 at 6:00 PM - Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 7:00 PM (PDT)

WWCode Portland - IoT Hackathon 2019

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Early Bird Ended $20.00 $0.00
Regular Sep 30, 2019 $25.00 $2.28

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The Women Who Code Portland - IoT Hackathon is back the weekend of Oct. 4 - Oct. 6! This year's theme is Sustainable Homes.


This event is geared towards women but we also welcome everyone who supports our mission of inspiring women to excel in technology careers. The goal of the IoT Hackathon is to gain new programming skills, have fun, and work in teams to build sustainable solutions.


We welcome your expertise at this event, whether you are a developer, designer, product manager, project manager, data scientist, business analyst, or marketing professional. You will be working in teams of 4-6 to come up with the next great IoT solution. This hackathon is geared towards all skill levels. If this is your first hackathon, you will fit right in! If you are a seasoned professional ready to lead a dedicated team, this event is also for you!

 

We will be assinging teams on Friday based on everyone's experience and background. We do this to make sure all the particiapting teams are well-balanced.


We will kick things off with a Sponsors Fair on Friday evening. This will be your opportunity to meet our sponsoring tech companies and learn more about them. We will get started with a welcome and IoT tech talks at 7:30pm. On Sunday, presentations will start at 3:30pm. We will have several mentors available throughout the weekend to answer questions and help you debug. Finally, we will be providing food, drinks, and snacks throughout the event, so please join us!


AGENDA


Friday

6:00 - Doors Open + Dinner + Sponsors Fair
7:30 - Welcome from Women Who Code Portland
7:45 - IoT Tech Talks
9:00 - Team Announcements
9:30 - Go home and rest


Saturday

9:00 - Doors Open + Coffee + Bagels
9:30 - Hacking begins
12:00 - Lunch
1:00 - Hacking continues
5:00 - Dinner
9:00 - Go home and rest


Sunday

Note: In order to accomodate the Portland Marathon, we will have a late Sunday start time. The marathon will shut down multiple roads in downtown Portland, including those near Zapproved.

1:00 - Doors Open + Lunch
2:30 - Submissions Due
3:30 - Presentations Begin
6:00 - Winners Announced + Closing Remarks

 

EVENT COST

 

Early Bird: $20 (ends September 15th)

Regular: $25 (ends September 30th)

Late Bird: $30 (ends October 4th)


The event cost is for all hackathon participants; price of admission includes hardware, food throughout the weekend, the official hackathon event long-sleeve shirt, WWCode swag, giveaways, and prizes for the winners.


No refunds. There will be no refunds for this event. If you cannot attend, you can email us to transfer the ticket to another attendee, or we can add it to our scholarship pool.

 

If you are unable to afford the hackathon ticket, we have a limited number of partial and full scholarships available. Please fill out this form by Sept. 30.

PREPPING FOR THE HACKATHON

 

We have a few events to help you learn more about IoT and get your laptop set up for the event.


Workshop: Intro to IoT - Wednesday, September 25 - 5:30 PM

Installfest - Thursday, October 3 - 5:30 PM

 

More details will be emailed to attendees.

 

SPONSORS

 

Thank you to our sponsors for helping us make this event happen!

 

Host: Zapproved

Gold Sponsors: Microsoft Azure Sphere and Intel Open Source

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND & RULES

 

- All skill levels are welcome. We are looking for developers, designers, product people, and anyone interested in learning more about the Internet of Things.

- Teams are only allowed to use the hardware and sensors provided.

- All coding for the Submission must be done during the weekend of the Hackathon.

- By coming to this event, you are agreeing to follow our Code of Conduct.


CODE OF CONDUCT

 

Women Who Code (WWCode) is dedicated to providing an empowering experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, or socioeconomic status. Because we value the safety and security of our members and strive to have an inclusive community, we do not tolerate harassment of members or event participants in any form. Our Code of Conduct applies to all events run by Women Who Code, Inc. If you would like to report an incident or contact our leadership team, please submit an incident report form.

 

A LOOK BACK AT THE IOT HACKATHON 2018

 

If you want to know more about last year's WWCode Portland - IoT Hackathon, below are some photos and videos from the event.

- Blog post by Sarah Joy Calpo: https://medium.com/@WWCodePortland/a-look-back-at-the-women-who-code-portland-iot-hackathon-2018-e7ddf225bbf1


- Photos by Sarah Joy Calpo and mJordan Levine: https://photos.app.goo.gl/fFd2BGXuz49U3K8d7

 

- Highlights Reel by Backpedal.tv: https://youtu.be/tBGJ2dbKTL0

 

- Recording of all the demos from Backpedal.tv: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyHV7XxiiznjGhMeb6SS7kuY5eddLF7pD

 

We hope you'll join Women Who Code for a fun weekend of hacking togerher!

Have questions about WWCode Portland - IoT Hackathon 2019? Contact Women Who Code Portland

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Zapproved
1414 NW Northrup St.
Suite 700
Portland 97209

Friday, October 4, 2019 at 6:00 PM - Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 7:00 PM (PDT)


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Women Who Code Portland

Women Who Code is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers by creating a global, connected community of women in technology. The organization tripled in 2013 and has grown to be one of the largest communities of women engineers in the world.

Women Who Code is a professional community for women in tech. We provide an avenue for women to pursue a career in technology, help them gain new skills and hone existing skills for professional advancement, and foster environments where networking and mentorship are valued.

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