Galvanize to hold 24-hour gHack hackathon to benefit Women Who Code

By: InnovatioNews Tuesday March 3, 2015 0 comments Tags: Alaina Percival, Boulder, Denver, Fort Collins, g/Hack, Galvanize, hackathon, Jim Deters, Women Who Code


ghack logoDENVER - Galvanize announced the inaugural g/Hack, a 24-hour hackathon set for 5 p.m. on March 27 that will be held simultaneously across four Galvanize campuses.

Participants will tackle three challenges whose solutions will ultimately create more and better access for tech education, Galvanize said.

Each team will have at least one female participant, with 100 percent of all proceeds raised going to Women Who Code, a 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in tech careers.

"At Galvanize, we're dedicated to creating an environment where anyone can learn, grow and get the skills they need to make an impact," said Jim Deters, Galvanize co-founder and CEO.

"We can't wait to see how developers in our community create tools and applications that make education more accessible to everyone."

Galvanize said it hopes to raise $50,000 from the event, which will include participants from Galvanize campuses in Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins and San Francisco.

"We are excited to see these four communities of makers come together to solve real business challenges, building and developing tools to empower others to be successful," said Alaina Percival, CEO of Women Who Code.

"Diversity is at the core of innovation, and there is nothing more gratifying than watching a talented, diverse group of engineers scale the magic of their success."

Participants in the hackathon will have 24 hours to create an app, website or piece of software that makes it easier for female entrepreneurs to run a business.

More than 400 participants are expected to take part across the four campuses, Galvanize said.

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