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HackCon 2017:How&Why Every Hackathon Should Be Like a Women's Hackathon

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Poconos Mountains: Inclusion, Diversity, Empowerment. Why do we have women's hackathons? How can we make every hackathon like them?

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HackCon 2017:How&Why Every Hackathon Should Be Like a Women's Hackathon

  1. 1. How&Why Every Hackathon Should Be Like a Women’s Hackathon Lizzie Siegle
  2. 2. About Me ● Bryn Mawr CS ‘18 ● Devangelist Intern ● Spectra marketing + sponsorship @lizziepika
  3. 3. ● "Would be awesome if...longer!" ● "...wonderful and very welcoming!" ● "Best hackathon I've been to... needed to see other women who were successful engineers" Why Have Women's Hackathons?
  4. 4. Who Responded?
  5. 5. Poll
  6. 6. LSH + HH Poll
  7. 7. Poll: More Likely to Attend Women's Hackathon
  8. 8. Why do we have Women's Hackathons?
  9. 9. Poll: Interest in Different Sessions
  10. 10. 1. Make Hackathons less intense
  11. 11. Inclusivity ● Set goals, metrics ● Know your community ● Encourage diverse teams ● Diverse prizes ● Not just pizza and sandwiches ● Use affinity groups ● Emphasize creativity ● “Idea fair” for team-building
  12. 12. Marketing/Branding
  13. 13. Accessibility

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