Women's Hackathon at UA

Oct. 9, 2018

Compute, Create, Collaborate at UA Women's Hackathon

  • What: University of Arizona Women's Hackathon
  • When: Oct. 19-21
  • Where: The kickoff event on Oct. 19 will take place on the UA Mall in front of Bear Down Gymnasium. The workshops and exhibitions on Oct. 20-21 will take place at the UA Main Library (1510 E. University Blvd.) and the Integrated Learning Center (1503 E. University Blvd.).

TUCSON, Ariz. — The fourth annual University of Arizona Women's Hackathon will take place Oct. 19-21 as part of the 2018 TENWEST Festival, encouraging curiosity, discovery and social awareness in the arts, entrepreneurship, technology and sustainability.

Founded by the University of Arizona Libraries in 2015 as the Women Techmakers Tucson Hackathon, the UA Women's Hackathon served as the only women-only hackathon in the Southwest. In 2017, more than 220 participants representing all gender identities and expressions attended the event to incorporate as many voices, experiences, networks and skillsets as possible. Students from the Universidad La Salle Noroeste A.C. in Cajeme, Sonora, Mexico will attend the hackathon this year.

This free event provides an opportunity for participants of all levels of technical expertise to collaboratively develop tech-driven projects and ideas over the course of two days. The event is co-sponsored by Microsoft, and GDG Tucson DevFest is an event partner. No computer programming experience is required. Disability-related accommodations and childcare services will be available on site, as well.

All workshops and seminars are free, but some require RSVPs to attend. Check the event schedule for more information.

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Media contact:
Kenya Johnson
UA Libraries
(520) 621-3617
kdjohnson@email.arizona.edu
Established in 1885, the University of Arizona, the state's super land-grant university with two medical schools, produces graduates who are real-world ready through its 100% Engagement initiative. Recognized as a global leader and ranked 16th for the employability of its graduates, the UA is also a leader in research, bringing more than $622 million in research investment each year, and ranking 21st among all public universities. The UA is advancing the frontiers of interdisciplinary scholarship and entrepreneurial partnerships, and is a member of the Association of American Universities, the 62 leading public and private research universities. It benefits the state with an estimated economic impact of $8.3 billion annually.