WOMEN IN TECH DEMO DAYS

PRESENTED BY CAPITAL ONE

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ANGELHACK


STEP 1: Build an app that supports women and girls in tech
STEP 2: Demo you project in front of prominent industry leaders
STEP 3: Walk away with a $10k General Assembly scholarship for your team plus the non profit partner will get a $15k grant in your honor!
 
At Capital One, we know it’s vital to use innovation and talent for the greater good, and we invest in our communities so that more people have access to the technology they need to succeed in the 21st century.

 

*All proceeds from registration fees will be donated to the nonprofit partner at each site.

Representation matters and it can be more difficult to become what you can't see-  Empower girls and women by building a technical solution (mobile app, web app, etc.) to support a local nonprofit:


  • New York City Challenge (Girls Who Code): Help inspire more girls to learn coding by creating a solution that enables girls to imagine themselves as computer scientists.
  • D.C. Metro Challenge (Black Girls CODE): Help inspire more girls of color to learn coding by creating a solution that enables our tech divas to imagine themselves as computer scientists.
  • Plano (Girls, Inc.): Use your technical skills to create a project that capture's the daily experiences of a girl in America. Showcase individual stories through digital diaries, letters, testimonials, poems, etc. The goal is to use technology to better comprehend the challenges and joys that make up girlhood, so that these stories can reach a wider audience. We believe that by showcasing these unique stories potential mentors will want to positively impact girls’ lives and help them reach their fullest potential. We are looking for a tool that can help share stories from girls, alumnae, volunteers, parents, donors and teachers.

Participants will be allowed to begin working on their hack before the Saturday of the event. Then you’ll bring your amazing creation to the Demo Day where judges and mentors will provide feedback for final adjustments early in the day. Then in the afternoon all the projects will be showcased to the judges to determine the winner!

You’ll be able to work on your project from home (or wherever!), and then show up in person for Demo Day to present!

Winners of the Women in Tech Demo Day will be selected by a panel of five-to-seven judges for each city that includes industry leaders, media, industry influencers and a Capital One representative, as well as one representative from each partnering nonprofit.


  • Simplicity (5 points): Is the application simple to use and can the team explain it clearly in three sentences or less?
  • Creativity (5 points): How creative was the team in developing an innovative solution for the challenge?
  • Impact (5 points): Did the team create an application that can have a real and valuable impact?
  • Design (5 points): Was the UX/UI intuitive and appealing?

All participants must agree to the terms and conditions

New York terms and conditions
Dallas, Tx terms and conditions
DC Metro terms and conditions

PRIZES

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REGISTER FOR THE PLANO HACKATHON ON OCTOBER 29TH

NEW YORK JUDGES

Julie Elberfeld

Commercial CIO, Capital One


Jeff Stern

Learner Experience Design, Director at Girls Who Code


Jukay Hsu

Founder & Executive Director Coalition for Queens (C4Q)


Leah Ginsberg

Deputy Editor at Women@Forbes


KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Roopa Unnikrishnan

President, New York Chapter at TiE


PLANO TX JUDGES

Dalia Soliman-Powers

VP of Software Engineering, Capital One


Danielle Abril

Managing Editor, D CEO


Piritta Luoto

Group Product Manager & Innovation Catalyst at Intuit


Lauren Hasson

Tech Leader • Speaker • Writer


Lisa Mae Brunson

Founder of Wonder Women Tech


KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Kelly Cullum

Chief Networker at Smartworx


D.C. METRO JUDGES

Sydney Klein

VP of Information Security, Capital One


Firoze Lafeer

Senior Director, Software Engineering, Capital One


Mave Houston

Founder & Head of USERLabs and User Research Strategy, Capital One


Crystal M Harris

Director of Agile Delivery at Penn Mutual, Volunteer, Black Girls Code


Anushay Hossain

Journalist, Forbes


Delegate Vivian Watts

Virginia's 39th District


KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Kimberly Bryant

Founder & Executive Director, Black Girls Code







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