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Jul. 12, 2017 9:44 am

Create a solution for Women Who Code at this hackathon

Women in Tech Demo Day returns for a second year on July 21. A $10,000 scholarship to General Assembly is up for grabs.

Participants in the first #WITDemoDay.

(Photo courtesy of Martini Media Solutions)

Updated to clarify what the winner receives. (7/17/2017, 1:56 p.m.)

The Women In Tech Demo Day returns later this month.

Capital One, in partnership with AngelHack and Women Who Code, are merging forces for the second edition of the hackathon. This year’s event will take place on July 21-22 at Capital One’s DC Labs in Arlington, Va.

Attendees will have the opportunity to “create a technical solution that empowers girls and women to stay in the tech field.” Each participant’s solutions will have to address four key challenges that women in tech face:

  • Unconscious Bias: Create tools that can help improve the influence of unconscious bias in the workplace
  • Powered by Perspective: Create a tool that will assist male allies in supporting women in the workplace and tech community.
  • Investing in Networks: Build technology that helps women in tech find opportunities and build relationships with other women in their area.
  • Celebrating Role Models: Develop a solution that spotlights senior women leaders in tech and their stories, with the aim to inspire girls and young women to pursue tech careers.

Teams will have the chance to work with mentors to perfect their solutions before pitching to a panel of judges from Capital One and tech leaders in the DC community. The winning team will receive a $10,000 scholarship to General Assembly and tickets to attend this year’s Capital One Women In Tech Summit in Virginia this November. Winners will also be highlighted in Women Who Code’s CODE Review newsletter and on Women Who Code’s social media channels.

At last year’s #WITDemoDay, Alika’s Treehouse, an interactive storybook that teaches coding techniques to girls of color took home the prize for its winning app solution for Black Girls Code.

Register ($10)

All proceeds from registration fees will be donated to Women Who Code.

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