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Helping Women In Tech Through A Hackathon

The average hackathon can have an unbalanced ratio of men to women, with male participants outnumbering their female counterparts significantly. This can be discouraging to some women who are interested in participating.

In a way, this is a microcosm of one of the challenges that women in tech face each day in the workforce. In many technology companies, there are few female employees vying for respect and position in a company full of men.

This disparity tends to be even worse in the Asia-Pacific region, where the rate of women hired in technology positions has remained stagnant over the last few years, even as more and more technology positions are created. Change is needed in these areas to balance out the ratio of men to women in the workplace.

Kicking off our AngelHack odyssey…in Austin, TX!

[Original post by Tyler Nappy, Developer Evangelist for HP Haven OnDemand.]

It says it all in the title – this past weekend, we kicked off our involvement in the AngelHack series of hackathons spanning 50 cities throughout the summer. We’re super excited to be a part of the upcoming AngelHack events, so keep a keen ear to the ground on projects and other stories this summer! Oh, and did I mention this past week was my first week here at HP as a Developer Evangelist! What better way to kick it off than heading down to the city of Austin in the Lone Star State for the first of many AngelHack hackathons to come.

Branch @ AngelHack SF: Huddle Wins!

This past weekend, Branch Metrics sponsored AngelHack’s SF hackathon. AngelHack is the pioneer in hosting innovation events and hackathons on a global scale. This year’s SF hackathon was held in MuleSoft’s beautiful office in downtown San Francisco. As if that wasn’t enough, MuleSoft even cleared out all their desks and workstations on the entire 4th floor, giving competitors access to their awesome monitors and ergonomic chairs.