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Friday, August 28, 2015

ABI's 'Tech for Good 2015' Women-Only Hackathon in Bangalore on 29 August, 2015

Bangalore, 26 August, 2015: The Anita Borg Institute (ABI), a non-profit organization focused on the advancement of women in computer science and engineering will be organizing Tech for Good 2015, the exclusive women-only hackathon for students and industry professionals from computing and technology backgrounds. This hackathon is intended to challenge experienced coders, while also providing a learning opportunity to young students. Participants of the hackathon will code and work on ideas and projects that will have a social impact.The hackathon in Bangalore is being sponsored by Accenture and 10,000 Startups (a Nasscom initiative) is the ecosystem partner for this initiative.
For more information on the hackathon and to register please visit - http://gracehopper.org.in/tech-for-good-2015-hackathon/                 
Date & Venue:
Saturday, 29th August 2015
Nasscom 10000 Startups Warehouse,
Tower D, 5th Floor, Diamond District, Old Airport Road, – Bangalore

The hackathon will be held as a contest over two rounds. The first round will be conducted in five different cities (Bangalore, Hyderabad, Madurai, New Delhi and Pune). The top finalists selected from the first round will present their applications at the grand finale to be held at the largest technical conference for women in India - the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing India (GHCI) 2015 in Bangalore during 2-4 December, 2015. The winning teams will be chosen by a panel of judges at GHCI 2015.
About The Grace Hopper Celebration India
The Grace Hopper Celebration India (GHCI) is the largest gathering of women technologists in the country. ABI India has been successfully organizing this annual conference since 2010. GHCI focuses on the career, research and entrepreneur interests of women in computing and technology. Presenters at the conference are leaders in their respective fields from industry, academia and government. GHCI 2014 drew 1,600 attendees (33% growth over 2013) from 10 countries, had over 250 volunteers and received an 82% overall quality rating of excellent and good. The key highlights of the conference are various Tracks covering topics such as Technology, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Management, Back to Work, Early Career and more. Event participants can also look forward to the Hands on Lab, Student Career Fair, Poster Session and the Women Entrepreneur Quest. For more information, visit www.gracehopper.org.in.
About the Anita Borg Institute (ABI)

The Anita Borg Institute (ABI) connects, inspires and guides women in computing and organizations that view technology innovation as a strategic imperative. Founded in 1997 by computer scientist Anita Borg, our reach extends to more than 65 countries. We believe technology innovation powers the global economy and that women are crucial to building technology the world needs. As a social enterprise, we recognize women making positive contributions, and advise organizations on how to improve performance by building more inclusive teams. ABI has over 50 industry partners, which you can view at http://anitaborg.org/partner-with-us/our-partners/. The Anita Borg Institute is a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 charitable organization in the US and a non-profit organization registered as a section-8 Company under the Companies Act, 2013 in India. For more information, visit www.anitaborg.org.