Hackathons are a a great learning experience – and a great bonding experience – and I’d encourage every founder to attend one. Don’t worry if you’re a non-technical founder; more than half the attendees at the fashion hackathon were as well.
By Carrie Mantha (Founder & CEO, Indira)
This past month, my co-founder and I participated in our first hackathon. I’d been intrigued by these events in the past but too intimidated to try them out until one came along that seemed to be made for me: The Decoded Fashion Hackathon presented by CFDA and Condé Nast.
The intersection of fashion and technology is my passion: our startup is
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