As part of Brighton Digital Festival and in honour Ada Lovelace Day (9th October), Sussex Innovation Centre is hosting its first hackathon! The inaugural SINC_HACK is based around the theme of >17%.
Women make up just 17% of employees the UK tech sector, and only 17% of start-ups have female founders. The problem has many contributing factors, from the stigma around girls going into STEM subjects, to the gender pay gap, unconscious bias in the workplace and under-representation of women in management roles.
On Saturday 6th October, we'll welcome teams of developers, creatives, freelancers, students and researchers, who will work together over 12 hours to find and design innovative solutions to these challenges and more. There'll be several bitesize learning and creative exercises throughout the day, delivered by the Sussex Innovation team and our partners. Finally, food, drink and SINC_HACK goodie bags will be provided, as well as prizes for the winning team.
This female-friendly hack welcomes all comers - get in touch and get involved! Register your interest via the Eventbrite page to be sent an application form - while spaces are limited, we are keen to include people with a range of backgrounds, interests and technical capabilities in each team. Successful applicants will be sent a "hack pack" with more details of the day in due course.
More information to follow - if your organisation is interested in supporting or sponsoring this event, contact our team for further details.