I heard about a great event, and I thought I'd pass it along to the Edutopia community:
Black Girls CODE is teaming up with Verizon and Break The Cycle to deliver a girls-only hackathon in Brooklyn with the theme "Love is Respect". Girls between the ages of 12 - 17 are invited to attend our all girls hackathon on June 7 & 8 at NYU POly's School of Engineering in Brooklyn, to build their skills and experience with app development! Girls will take part in a youth focused hackathon that encourages creativity and teamwork. They will learn how to plan and build apps then demo their solution on stage with their team!
This hackathon is open to girls of ALL experience levels. Previous computer camp and STEM exposure is great but girls who are new to coding and building apps are welcome to apply as well!
- Girls of all experience levels are welcome
- Girls entering 6th through 12th grade next year
- Girls who are interested in computer science, STEM, mobile and gaming
Each student ticket will be $35 and include snacks, meals and hackathon programming. Event information and registration details can be found at: http://bit.ly/LoveIsRespectBK
Limited scholarships are available by emailing your request via newyorkchapter(at)blackgirlscode.org.
The hackathon theme, "Love is Respect," will emphasize how girls can cultivate healthy relationships. Teams will build apps and solutions that solve problems in this space. In today's world, young girls are bombarded with media and cultural expectations. As girls move into their teens and become young women, dating and relationships often play a large role in their lives. Break The Cycle is an organization focused on helping girls make better choices and establish healthy boundaries in relationships.
You can email your questions to newyorkchapter(at)blackgirlscode.org