5th Austin Diversity Hackathon #ATXDivHack

Organized by Women Who Code
Capital Factory, Austin
From Sep 20th 2019
To Sep 22nd 2019
See the website


5th Annual Austin Diversity Hackathon #ATXDivHack


Join Women Who Code Austin for our 5th annual diversity hackathon! Please note: by signing up you are agreeing to abide by this code of conduct. For updates, please follow us on Twitter & #ATXDivHack.


READ ENTIRE DESCRIPTION before reaching out about schedule details, ALL the details are listed below -- promise! 

This hackathon is a celebration of diversity. Anyone who supports diversity is welcome — no matter your level of technical knowledge. 

We are providing a space for people of all backgrounds who want to start building their tech portfolio or finish up a tech project while learning new skills. Previous experience in tech is **NOT** required. 

Plus, we have a parallel FREE workshop track for anyone who wants to come and just start learning, learn more, or meet people. 

Not sure what to work on? We encourage participants to look into open data or civic hacking projects, for more information check out Open Austin. 

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.


Weekend overview:


Friday 9AM - 5pm: FREE Workshops all day long  (SEE END OF DESCRIPTION) 


Friday 6PM: Happy Hour

Come enjoy refreshments, network with hackathon attendees, form teams, and meet other diverse folks in tech. 


Saturday 8:00am - 8:00pm: Hack Time

Start working on your project with your team. We will serve breakfast, lunch, dinner, and some snacks throughout the day. 



Tips for headshots: Be yourself! Don’t wear anything too out of your comfort zone or your photos might reflect how uncomfortable you feel. Solid color tops are preferred. Repetitive patterns or chaotic designs can be distracting. Any color is fine, just keep in mind, cooler colors tend to look more flattering than warmer ones.


Saturday 8:00am - 6:00pm: FREE Workshops all day long (SEE END OF DESCRIPTION) 


Sunday 8:00am - 4:00pm: Wrap up hacking in the morning, presentation and awards in the afternoon.

* Schedule subject to change. Please check this event for up-to-date info and follow us on Twitter for latest news: @wwcodeatx


Parking Info:See information here.




9AM - A Gentle Intro to Git with @seeksort

Pre-reqs: Install Git: follow the instructions at this link for your OS https://www.atlassian.com/git/tutorials/install-git Have your terminal and a text editor handy (Notepad/TextEdit is fine).

10AM - How to create your own Alexa Skill with @samantha_cabral

Pre-reqs: Create an alexa developer account (https://developer. amazon.com/en-US/alexa/alexa-skills-kit#)

11AM - Killing the Vampires Inside Your Head: A pragmatic approach to conqueringimpostor syndrome with @digital_saas 

12PM - Cybersecurity 101: Send friendly valentines using GPG encryption 

Pre-reqs: Participants need personal computers with adequate power adapters or have a friend/neighbor who's willing to share. Have a Linux or Mac Terminal installed. Install GnuPG https://www.gnupg.org/download/

1PM - Intro to React/Javascript

Pre-reqs: Install node, npm, git, working browser, have terminal ready to run a command or two.

2PM - Intro to Gatsby Amberley Romo with @amber1ey

Pre-reqs: Install node.js and npm, git, the gatsby cli, and have a code editor (complete set-up instructions at https://www. gatsbyjs.org/tutorial/part-zero/)

3PM - Getting started with IBM Carbon Design System's React components 

Pre-reqs: https://www. carbondesignsystem.com/tutorial/overview

4PM - Intro to the Go Programming Language with @0x000edd1e

Pre-reqs: Install Go: https://golang.org/dl/

5PM - Intro to Flutter/Dart (Build a simple mobile app that will deploy to iOS and Android) with @she_who_codes 

Pre-reqs: Download the Flutter SDK, Install Android Studio: https://flutter.dev/docs/get-started/install



9AM - From Zero to Lead Developer in less than 6 months with @suarezluis.com

Pre-reqs: Bring your imposter syndrome, we are going to crush it.


10AM - Take Your IT Career to New Heights: The Cloud


11AM - Tech Career Coaching Sessions Jennifer Herrity

Pre-reqs: For best coaching experience, people should have a printed copy of their resume ready for review. Attendees will be able to do walk-up sessions with coaches specialized in working with technical jobseekers.


12PM - Intro to Kotlin for Android Mirella Batista with @mirella4real

Pre-reqs: Participants should dowload Android Studio. We'll look at Kotlin, how it is different from Java, install Android Studio and create a simple Android app.


1PM - Getting Started with Python with @sarasomewhere

Pre-reqs: Laptop.


2PM - Intro to Responsive Design with CSS Grid and Flexbox with @jamenamcinteer

Pre-reqs: Code editor, browser, git preferred but not required.


3PM - Consuming APIs 101 Isabelle Giuong with @isabe11eg


4PM - DIY Pay Equity: How Women and Other Underrepresented Folks in Tech Can Make What the Majority Make with @gisellevalenz 


5PM - Panel Discussion: Power Up Your Career! with @kellymchurchill, @gisellevalenz, @mirella4real, @gigabyte10100 



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