“It’s essential for the industry to attract people with deep technology skills and keep them so that it can benefit from the hacker attitude of developing an idea, making it quickly, and iterating on it – and not just build sites that simply display fashion and never evolve.”
By Sindy Sagastume (Founder, The Odd Slipper)
Last Saturday I had the chance to attend NYC Fashion Hack Day hosted by Gilt Groupe, Tumblr and Apigee. The event turned out exactly what I thought and hoped it would be, except for the part where our team would win.
Though I have limited technical background, hackathons sound amazing. It can be intimidating for women, especially those like me, to strike up conversation and join a team. So when I learned about this event, my initial reaction was blissful joy. Somehow this didn’t seem as intimidating – most likely because I was so excited