An all-girls hackathon aimed at middle school and high school students happening on May 5th at the Jonah Group office in Toronto.
Technology jobs are among the fastest growing in the world. They are predicted to grow by 15 to 20 percent between 2012 and 2022, which is more than any other industry. However, not enough girls are filling these jobs.
- Women earn only 28 percent of computer sceince degrees.
We're an all-girls hackathon aimed at middle school and high school students located in Toronto happening in Spring 2018.
What is a hackathon?
A hackathon is best described as an “invention marathon”. Anyone who has an interest in technology attends a hackathon to learn, build and share their creations over the course of a weekend in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. You don’t have to be a programmer and you certainly don’t have to be majoring in Computer Science.
Who can participate?
All middle school and high school girls in the Greater Toronto Area are welcome! If you are not a middle school or high school girl but would still like to be involved, please contact us!
When and where is The Real Girl Code?
The Real Girl Code will take place at The Jonah Group on Saturday May 5th, 2018 from 9 am to 5 pm.
How much does it cost to attend The Real Girl Code?
Thanks to our sponsors, The Real Girl Code is completely free! That’s right, it’s free! In addition, we’ll also be providing snacks, lunch, and cool swag!
What if I've never been to a hackathon?
No worries! The Real Girl Code is open to coders of all levels! We will have workshops that will introduce you to coding and mentors who will be more than willing to help!
What should I bring?
Just bring a laptop, a power cord, yourself, and a positive attitude!