Hackathons are air-and-light deprived environments, where time and space are continually closing in. I can’t overstate the effect that having a great team had on my psyche.
By Anne Gordon (Founder, Kinderloop)
I am not your typical hackathon attendee. I am a woman, over 30, with kids, and not even two months ago, I was a criminal lawyer. Yes, I felt a bit out of place at a two-day festival of booze, computers, and testosterone. But I knew that as a non-technical startup founder, a win at a hackathon would give my nascent kid-tech company some credibility. I knew I’d need 1) a great team, and 2) support from some big players to make it to the grand prize: entrance to the AngelHack startup accelerator.
I was disappointed to see a marked lack of diversity on the judging panel – a shame in any industry, but particularly troublesome at an event focused on fashion & beauty. Let’s do our best not to take this negative trend from tech in general along with us into fashion tech.
By Liza Kindred (Founder & CEO, Third Wave Fashion)
Since the beginning of the month, two fashion hackathons have taken place here in New York City: this past weekend was Hearst Fashion Hack, organized by Hearst and
AngelHack Summer 2012 will be happening the weekend of June 23-24, 2012 in Palo Alto, CA. Mark your calendars – this is guarenteed to be one of the best hackathons you’ve ever been to with hundreds of amazing developers & designers for you to work with; immediate attention and opportunity for your project to get taken to the next level; over $100,000 of incredible prizes including $50k in angel funding.
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