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Geekettes' second Hackathon

The second Hackathon took place in Hamburg this weekend. Working against the hour, female teams developed new product and programmes

It’s a marathon of technology, with participants not running for 42 kilometres, but working against time. 24 hours are the limit. Within this short period of time, they will have to develop software or hardware hacks, i.e. programmes or products. This is the target of the second Hamburg Hackathon, hosted by the Hamburg Geekettes on 23-24 May 2015 at Altona’s Werkheim in co-operation with App Camps. Some 100 women have registered for the event, with more than 50 per cent being working as developers in Germany or European states. At the end of the Hackathon, all teams will present their “hacks” to the general public. Starting at 14.30 p.m., presentation time is limited to three minutes for each team. The most creative, innovative and technically demanding products are will be honoured with prizes. Main sponsor of the Hamburg Hackathon is the Hamburg-based XING AG. Twitter, SoundCloud and the Otto Group also support the second Hamburg Hackathon.

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About Hamburg Geekettes

Geekettes is a new international organisation facilitating relationships between women in the technology sector. Its Hamburg branch was founded by Diana Knodel, who launched App Camps, and Tina Egolf, Product Manager Podio. Geekettes strive to enhance networking among women in the IT industry and to support young talents and creative female inventors from IT, Design, engineering and other fields of technology. In addition to networking in regional groups and hosting Hackathon, the Geekettes have also started a mentorship program that pairs ambitious tech professionals and entrepreneurs with experienced role models who offer guidance and insights into the tech world.

About App Camps

App Camps strives to inspire pupils for programming. For this purpose, it organises workshops and develops documentation for schools and teachers to enable them to offer programming workshops. App Camps was founded by Diana and Philip Knodel, who researched the transformation of education at the Universities of Bremen and Oxford. They now want to contribute to the change in education by hosting App Camps that inspire young people for programming.

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