31/03/2017: Trans*Code International Transgender Day of Visibility Hackathon | A WeAreTechWomen event


WeAreTechWomen in partnership with its allies Trans*Code, Capgemini UK, Gay Women’s Network (GWN) and Makers Academy, will be holding an all-day hackathon to mark International Transgender Day of Visibility.

Friday 31 March is International Transgender Day of Visibility, which aims to celebrate transgender people and to raise awareness of the discrimination faced by the transgender community worldwide.

Participants from all skills levels are invited to join us for a topic focused hackday, hosted at Capgemini UK’s offices in central London.

Open to trans and non-binary individuals, allies, coders, designers and visionaries of all sorts, the hackday will focus on the needs of the transgender community.

The day of hacking will end with brief presentations from all projects. Please note this is a non-competitive event – the purpose of the day will be to strengthen/support community and skills, not competition.

In addition, the day will include an introductory programming workshop to allow for participation from community members who are not currently working in technology.

Participants are welcome from any background and skills levels, to work together to create prototypes around the themes of transgender issues and access to technology.

Night before social for setup

The evening before the hackathon, coding bootcamp Makers Academy will be hosting a social for attendees who have registered for the hackday. The social will enable participants to meet and discuss ideas, in addition to working with our teams to support attendees in downloading necessary software and updates, to ensure time is fully utilised on the hackday itself. Please bring along your laptops and/or other devices you plan to use the following day.

While allies will be heartily welcomed to the social and the hackday, both events will be trans-positive and safe spaces.

Code of Conduct

Because trans and non-binary people already experience unique forms of discrimination, it is important to us that our event be not only safe and harassment free, but a positive and affirming space for everyone involved.

We honour all gender identities, races, sexualities, body types, economic backgrounds, abilities, religious beliefs and overall ways of being human, as we believe that diversity of experiences is key to successful collaborations.

WeAreTechWomen and all event partners involved in the organisation of this hackathon abide by Trans*Code’s code of conduct, which can be found in full here. Participants will be expected to follow the same code of conduct.

When & Where:

Social: Thursday 30 March 2017 | 6pm-9pm | Makers Academy, 50 Commercial St, London, E1 6LT

Applications are now open for registration. We will confirm that your application has been accepted, and that your place is secured, nearer the time. 

Register your free place for the social here

Hackathon: Friday 31 March 2017 | 9am – 6pm | Capgemini UK, 40 Holborn Viaduct, London, EC1N 2PB

*Refreshments provided throughout day

Applications are now open for registration. We will confirm that your application has been accepted, and that your place is secured, nearer the time.

Register your free place  for the hackathon here
Kayleigh Bateman
About the author

Kayleigh Bateman is the head of digital content and business development at WeAreTheCity. As a journalist there she covers stories about women in IT and looks after its women in technology community. She was previously the special projects editor for Computer Weekly and editor of CW Europe. Kayleigh attended the University of Hertfordshire, where she studied for her BA in English literature, journalism and media cultures. You can contact her at [email protected]

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