Celebrating Women in Computing


Let us celebrate the contribution of women in computing by hosting and participating in this International Hackathon for Women

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What?

Third International Women’s Hackathon 2014

When?

October 11th, 2014 (though 12/1/2104)

Where?

Worldwide in University Campuses and live at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing.

Yes, that’s right. You can participate from where you are.

Why?

Celebrate one of the greatest minds in computing history, “Amazing Grace” Hopper.

Trivia Time:

  • Grace Hopper is known as the Mother of Computing
  • Grace Hopper coined the term “debug” when she literally removed a ‘moth’ (a bug) from her computer to make a program run. (Yes! We have come a long way since)
  • She has the distinction of designing and architecting the first Computer Compiler
  • Grace popularized the idea of machine independent computing and was instrumental in designing COBOL (Common Business Object Language), the first English-like programming language

The list of accomplishments and contribution to Computing from this extraordinary woman is commendable and deems celebration. The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing is the world’s largest gathering of women technologists.

Who?

All who self-identify as female in university worldwide who want to celebrate Women in Computing are encouraged to participate.

Women in computing are encouraged to organize/ host/ participate their own hackathon locally. To help host/participate the Hackathon, we have assembled the International Women’s Hackathon Kit which provides information for event hosts such as checklists, suggested schedule, sample menu, activities, the challenge projects and judging guidelines. Register here to host the event or be a part of the live event at Grace Hopper.

I encourage each and every one of you to participate and celebrate the contribution of Women in Computing. Tell your friends and family about it and spread the word. To learn more and participate in the event, please visit Third International Women’s Hackathon 2014.

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