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The Girl Hackathon, 10-14-17

Posted on September 5, 2017

Risa Kahn, Recruiting Manager, at New Dimensions in Technology (NDT) was asked to be on the 2017 Advisory Board of The Girl Hackathon

The Girl Hackathon was initially envisioned by a group of women in technology.
Understanding the opportunities that are created when technology is embraced, a founding group of women and men have created an event that will empower girls to think of technology as an experience that is creative, fun and exciting.
Our first program was held at Boston Public Schools Bolling Building on May 1, 2016. Forty-six girls representing both urban and suburban communities and at least 16 independent private and public schools spent the afternoon coding together.
The program was covered by both the Boston Globe and Fox News.

The Girl Hackathon
October 14, 2017
2 – 4 pm
The Office of Localytics
2 Center Plaza, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02108

Designed to teach the basic concepts of coding through Hopscotch, a coding platform used to create original games, the Girl Hackathon pairs mentors with teams of two girls to provide a hands-on experience into the world of coding, ultimately sparking a lifelong interest in the possibilities of technology.
New this year, our mentors will be selected from area high schools to optimize the experience of near peer learning.