About MetroHacks Women III

Women In Code: MetroHacks W is MetroHacks’s first 12 hour hackathon hosted at the Microsoft office in Reston, VA devoted to bringing more female high school students into STEM fields.
During the 12 hour event, students will learn about new technology in various workshops, collaborate and create projects with each other, and compete for prizes. Girls aged 13-18 can attend. The event is completely free, and meals are provided for all participants.

Saturday Sep 21, 2019

Participant Event FAQ

Young Women, aged 13-18, can come! No experience required - if you're motivated and love tech, you're welcome at MetroHacks Women.
MetroHacks Women costs nothing. Registering and attending is free, and you get free food, t-shirts, prizes, swag and lessons.
Bring a Photo ID, laptop, charger, motivation, and great ideas! We'll take care of the rest. It helps to download and install some software programs and tools to help you with the Hackathon. Please review the Hackathon/Workshop Preparation document to install any requested software. It is NOT required to completed these steps before you attend the hackathon.
September 21st 2019 at 9:00AM (Registration starts at 8:00AM)
Microsoft Office - 12012 Sunset Hills Rd, Reston, VA. 20190
Event happens on the 3rd floor. Parents/Guardians drop off participants and cannot stay at the event.
You'll have time to find a team when you arrive. You may work individually or in teams of no more than 4 people. Inform the check-in person about your team members and we will set you up with your team members. Review Project Tracks on our website.
Hit us up at dc@metrohacks.org.
There are washrooms on the third floor of the event.
There are 4 workshops all through out the day of the event. You may register for the workshop of your liking when you get to the event.
Working Lunch is scheduled for 12:00PM. We have Pizza and Salads. We will have vegetarian options. We will also water and snacks.
We will have mentors available at the event to help the participants to define their problem statement, help with the technical details of the projects and any questions and details with the workshop materials.
Information will be provided onsite. Teams select a project track and submit the project at the end of the day. Teams will be provided with the judging criteria and the instructions for completing the projects. At the end of the day, teams present their projects to the judges and winners will be selected. There are some great prizes for winners!

VENUE

Microsoft Office - Northern Virginia

12012 Sunset Hills Road, Reston, VA. 20190

Schedule

  • 8 AM

    Registration

  • 9 AM

    Opening Ceremony

  • 10 AM

    Hacking Begins

  • 10 AM

    Workshop 1 - Coding Fundamentals

  • 11 AM

    Workshop 2 - HTML/CSS Website Design

  • 12:00 PM

    Working Lunch

  • 1:30 PM

    Team Hack!

  • 2 PM

    Workshop 3 - Demystifying Cloud Computing

  • 3 PM

    Workshop 4 - AI/Bots

  • 4:00 PM

    Team Hack!

  • 5:00 PM

    Judging

  • 5:30 PM

    Awards Ceremony

  • 6 PM

    Closing Ceremony

  • 9.00 AM

    Breakfast

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Hacker Project Event Tracks

SOCIAL

Create a hack that leverages technology to improve the way our community, society and government function. Projects that fall into this track often aim to unite different walks of society and enable users to take civic responsibility into their own hands.

ENVIRONMENTAL

Build a project that would make Mother Nature proud. Projects on this track utilize technology, especially hardware, to combat some of the world's most rapidly growing environmental issues including global warming, pollution, and the energy crisis.

HEALTH

Bring the doctors office into our homes! Projects on this track could utilize wearable technology for patient monitoring outside the clinic, could enable a patient to schedule a consultation with their doctor over an app, or help people live healthier lifestyles. They are typically concerned with ensuring the well being of the user, either mentally, physically, emotionally, or all three.

Keynote Speaker

Donna-Margret Fernandez

Co-Founder & COO of MetiStream

Donna-Margret Fernandez is the Co-Founder & COO of MetiStream, a Washington DC-based Healthcare Analytics company offering AI & NLP-powered insights. Donna has over 20 years of technology expertise implementing complex data-driven solutions. Donna’s diverse background includes IT delivery, sales, operations, and recruiting roles. In 2014 Donna co-founded MetiStream, and today serves as Head of Customer Success. As part of her responsibilities at MetiStream, Donna also leads two large Big Data meetups – the Washington DC Spark Interactive and the AI & Big Data Healthcare meetup which together have over 5,000 members.

Closing Speaker

Laurie Barth

Developer, Ten Mile Square Technologies

Laurie is a software engineer who started as a mathematician. Depending on the day, she can be found using any number of technologies from different languages to frameworks and other support tools. She currently works as a developer and consultant with Ten Mile Square Technologies in the Washington DC Metro area. In 2017 a local, first year conference was soliciting speakers to talk about legacy system replacement. As a woman in technology, Laurie wanted to get more diverse speakers on the stage and decided to submit a talk based on the large and varied legacy systems she had worked on over the years. Beyond speaking Laurie is an Egghead Instructor, contributor to publications such as CSS Tricks and Smashing Magazine, and a member of the TC39 Educator's committee.

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