Balsamiq Sponsorships & Raffle Update for February 2021
March marks the beginning of Women’s History month in several countries and celebrates the contributions to society and achievements made by women. At Balsamiq we’re honored to back many hackathons and conferences made for gender marginalized groups such as the Her Product Lab Virtual Summit on March 4th.
Her Product Lab’s mission is elevate women in their product careers and their Virtual Summit will cover topics ranging from user research to product development strategy. If you are interested in joining a community of builders, designers, and creators be sure to check them out.
“For the 8th consecutive year, Canada’s first student-run hackathon, UofTHacks, will bring together 500 innovators, technology enthusiasts, designers, and entrepreneurs in a thrilling competition where they will embark on a journey to build unique and impactful projects.”
“Color Hacks' goal is to provide underrepresented high school students with early exposure to the world of tech while helping them develop new programming skills and improve pre-existing ones alongside peers that share their unique experiences as minorities in tech.”
“PTC is a student-run nonprofit that runs events for high school and middle school students on topics in tech. In order to provide more opportunities for students, PTC will be launching PTC Hacks this year!”
“Join us in our eighth year of solving pressing social issues using your creativity and code. This year, we're going virtual and bringing Hack for Humanity to you! All undergraduate and graduate students of all majors are welcome! No prior technical experience is required. We'll have mentors and resources to help you along the way.”
“One Bridge is a California registered non-profit organization that strives to provide education and opportunities in STEM research to students at elementary schools. Our goal is to ultimately empower these students and enable them with the necessary tools, framework, and knowledge to broaden their horizons in STEM fields.”
“Nothing can replace human interaction, but the power of online allows us to bring the education, access, opportunities and inspiration of Startup Grind’s Global Conference to startups around the world. Our new virtual and choose-what-you-pay model makes this year’s event more accessible for startups globally than ever before. Join us and 15,000 others for conversation and collaboration around tech, startups, and the future of innovation.”
“What is VTHacks? It's an annual event where participants from around the globe come together and spend 36 hours working on teams of up to four people to create a project they are passionate about. The event is completely free for all registered participants.”
“GiveCamp Memphis is a weekend-long event where professionals from designers, developers and database administrators to marketers and web strategists donate their time to provide solutions for nonprofit organizations. Since its inception in 2007, the national GiveCamp program has provided benefits to hundreds of nonprofits, worth millions of dollars of developer and designer time in services!”
“TechTogether Atlanta is Atlanta’s collegiate and high school hackathon for gender-marginalized individuals. With a team from all over the world, Tech Together Atlanta is striving to provide support and opportunities virtually to gender-marginalized hackers.”
“Code Jam is a student-run Hackathon for both novice and expert programmers! A hackathon is a collaborative-coding marathon where novices can get a crash course in programming, and work with experts on projects to demo at the end of the event! The teams with the best projects are awarded prizes, and everyone goes home with more experience programming along with awesome merch!”
“PixelHacks was founded as the Bay Area's first student-run, all-female high school hackathon. It was a 24-hour, overnight hackathon as attendees work to build a software project that addresses a real-world problem. Our mission is to encourage women to pursue computing and technology and promote diversity in this ever-growing field. PixelHacks has welcomed hundreds of attendees since 2017!”
“MariHacks is Montreal’s first and largest 24-hour hackathon for CEGEP and High School students. We will bring together over 200 developers and technology enthusiasts to create revolutionary software projects. Meet fellow hackers, learn new technologies, and hone your skills alongside amazing mentors.”
“It started with a simple question. Why does a startup conference connecting students, founders and investors not exist in London? The answer was Seedery. We created the conference to scratch our own itch to meet like-minded students while learning from the most successful founders and investors. If you stand behind our mission, we would love to hear from you below.”
“Join our 6th user experience design conference on March 1–2 2021 (online this time) and learn from designers with experience working at Amazon, Babylon, Discovery, Dropbox, Figma, Google, InVision, Shopify, TfL, Uber, what3words and others.”
“Want to put women at the heart of sustainability? Join us at our #WISEConference2021 on the 2 & 9 March to learn all about how inclusion fits into sustainability, and how attracting more women into ‘green’ #STEM roles can help solve environmental challenges.”
“Join women in the product industry from across the globe for a full-day summit where we will collectively gain new insights and skills to build better products. You'll learn from top product leaders at companies including Ellevest, Etsy, IFundMedia, Forbes, Google and more plus participate in relationship-building sessions and wellness breaks to get re-energized and inspired.”
“Our hackathon is a 3-day event that is packed with exciting STEM-related activities, including a variety of workshops and panels. Female and non-binary students in high school or undergraduate programs will be able to network, meet new people, and compete for prizes. Furthermore, this hackathon will also help participants explore their passions for STEM, whilst aiding them in becoming important members of the future workforce.”
“Make a Mark is a 12-hour design and development marathon benefitting local humanitarian causes. Each make-a-thon is organized independently by locals in each community that want to make a difference on the problems that matter most to their region.”
“Spring Forward is a month-long celebration of the role of women in digital culture and runs throughout March in parallel with Women’s History Month. Our mission is to encourage women to take a greater role in digital by creating a platform that promotes digital community events organised by women for women.”
“SheHacks is a non profitable, student held hackathon to introduce young girls across India to coding through the experience of hackathon. With women vastly underrepresented in tech industry all over the world, SheHacks strives to inspire a new wave of Indian female coders to bring equality to the booming industry.”
We’ll be back next month with more events. Until then, take care of yourself and others!