Apr 25 – Cal State San Marcos Spring Women’s Hackathon

hackathonThe Women’s Hackathon at CSUSM is designed to inspire young women to explore the unknown and open doors to opportunities in the tech sector. The 12-hour event is open to all female students, ages 16 and older, who will work collaboratively to design a website, game, or mobile app that addresses a selected real world challenge. No prior programming experience is required and registration is free.More details available at

Bridging the Gender Gap

We know the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) workforce is crucial to America’s innovative capacity and global competitiveness. Yet women are vastly underrepresented in these fields. The 2009 US Census reveals that although women fill close to half of all jobs in the country’s economy, they hold less than 25 percent of the STEM jobs. This has been the case throughout the past decade, even as college-educated women have increased their share of the overall workforce. We simply must do more to expose young women to the opportunities in STEM fields.

Hacking will take place in Social & Behavioral Science Building (S.B.S.B.)

8:00am – 8:30am Check-in at SBSB Lobby
8:30am – 9:00am Welcome and opening
9:00am – 9:30am Team formation
9:30am – 5:30pm Hacking

Lunch available at noon

Dinner available at 5:00pm

5:30pm – 6:00pm Prepare for presentations
6:00pm – 7:30pm Presentation of projects
7:30pm – 8:00pm Judges meet, participants network
8:00pm – 8:45pm Awards

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