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May 18, 2017 7:41 am

Saturday’s InnoMAYtion hackathon will focus on women and youth in STEM

“We’ve got some incredible projects lined up, and I’m excited to see how they progress after a day of civic hacking,” said organizer Joy M. Whitt.

The new Washington Post building on K Street.

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When it rains hackathons, it pours hackathons. And that’s precisely the forecast for this weekend.

In addition to Women Who Code DC’s startup hackathon, the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development and the Washington Post will be teaming up to host this year’s InnoMAYtion hackathon.

It’s the third year for Mayor Muriel Bowser’s monthlong initiative celebrating innovation in the District, and the third year for its eponymous hackathon, too. This year’s event will focus in on two of InnoMAYtion 2017’s four themes — namely women in STEM and entrepreneurship and youth in STEM and entrepreneurship, organizer Joy M. Whitt told Technical.ly.

Project tracks in the civic hackathon will focus on Think of UsMy Brother’s KeeperBlack Girl Vision, Code for DC’s Housing Insights project and more. There will be workshops on design and UX, intro to Python and intro to JavaScript, as well as a fireside chat with leaders from the women’s entrepreneurship initiative BEACON.

“I’m excited for this hackathon because we’ve created an opportunity for women and youth to both help and learn from other women and youth,” Whitt told Technical.ly. “We’ve got some incredible projects lined up, and I’m excited to see how they progress after a day of civic hacking.”

The event takes place all day Saturday at the WaPo offices downtown — find more information, and RSVP to join in, here.

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