The day long Hackathon event is a collaborative programming competition in which several teams will face off to deliver the best website in a 12 hour period. Between 4 to 5 area businesses will be selected to get a website overhaul to improve their online presence. Participants will then present their ideas to a panel of judges and prizes will be awarded for the most innovative and useful websites.
This event is open to women of all skill levels: those who haven’t programmed at all, women who have done some programming, and the best women programmers out there. It will be a great day to learn, invent, and create the future. Don’t have a team in mind? No worries — Girl Develop It Buffalo will be hosting a series of events (including one on the morning of the event) to facilitate team formation. All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks) will be provided, and participation is free.
GDI Hacks is the second part of a dual phase hackathon to promote IT careers for young women, while producing websites for local minority and women-owned businesses. The first phase of the hackathon is hosted by the Buffalo chapter of the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) on December 9th, and will define the needs and produce documentation for the websites. The second phase of the hackathon is hosted by Girl Develop It (GDI), and will focus on the construction of these websites.
The day long GDI Hacks event on Saturday, February 7th is a collaborative programming competition in which several teams will face off to deliver the best website in a 12 hour period (8am-8pm). Participants will then present their ideas to a panel of judges and prizes will be awarded for the most innovative and useful websites.
- Laptop running Windows or Mac OSX. If you do not have a laptop, please request in advance and we may be able to provide one.
- Latest version of the Chrome browser
- Text editor – some recommendations below
- Sublime Text (Free)
- Notepad++ (Free)
Interested in sponsoring GDI Hacks? Email email@example.com, so we can send you a sponsorship package or answer any questions.