Balsamiq Sponsorships Update for January 2022
Hi Balsamiq friends!
We’d love to start off the new year by telling you about an exciting conference created to address the needs of women of color: Tech Intersections.
In April, women of color will gather to share career advice, technical experience, and self-care skills. With free childcare provided and affordable ticket prices, Tech Intersections works to remove barriers for women interested in breaking into the industry.
In order to create a safe space uniquely designed to serve their needs, this conference is exclusively for people who identify as women of color; though ally skills workshops are open to all.
Virtual or Hybrid
“TechTogether, the nation's largest initiative to address the gender inequities in the hackathon community, supports over 10,000 hackers. TechTogether Atlanta is the only gender-focused hackathon located in Georgia. TechTogether Atlanta serves primarily high school, college, and bootcamp students in the Georgia area with a focus on Atlanta. The organizing team consists of leaders from around Georgia.”
“BC Hacks is a 24-hour hackathon hosted by the executives of the Computer Science Course Union at UBCO. The organizers of BC Hacks are using this platform to address, empower and celebrate underrepresented communities in Tech.”
“TechTogether, the nation's largest initiative to address the gender inequities in the hackathon community, supports over 10,000 hackers. TechTogether is credited in part with increasing the representation of women and non-binary people in the hackathon community by 18% to 39% from 2019 to 2020.”
“Kurinji Hacks is a virtually conducted hackathon by Superposition Chennai open for all girls and non-binary students around the globe. The event aims to encourage female and non-binary individuals to delve into the exhilarating world of CS for social good and marvel at a generation of future-minded geniuses, providing them with a platform to express their creativity and skill.”
“Superposition New Delhi with a team of 9 amazing women and 1 mission-to bridge the gender gap in STEM is organizing Hack Wizard. Hack Wizard is a 48 hours virtual hackathon for women. Participants will form teams, code projects, attend workshops/panels, network and most of all, have a lot of fun!”
“Tech Intersections provides a space for the women of color most underrepresented in tech to come together and learn from each other’s successes, challenges, and experiences. While we value our allies and recognize that all women in tech and men of color also face discrimination, this is a unique opportunity for us to have our own space. We have sponsored ally skills workshops in the past and plan to do so again.”
Wishing you a safe, healthy, and successful new year!