Women in STEM Social Impact Hackathon in Silicon Valley opens doors to remote teams

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The Meera Kaul Foundation's Women in STEM program launches Apps for Social Impact Hackathon in Silicon Valley. The competition is the first to open doors to remote teams.

The Meera Kaul Foundation, who runs a global program called the Women in STEM (Science,Technology, Engineering and Math) is hosting a Social Impact Hackathon on July 18th and 19th 2015.

Hosted and sponsored by Draper university, the premium school for entrepreneurship, the event will be the first one to throw open its doors to remote hackers using live-stream and collaboration technologies.

“We understand that most often women are limited by time and convenience to enrich themselves and avail growth opportunities” said Meera Kaul, the Chairperson of the Foundation, “ by allowing remote teams to collaborate with Silicon Valley talent, we are creating a precedence in border less innovation.”

The Hackathon is all set to take place at Draper University’s San Mateo Campus and starts at 8am Pacific Time on July 18th, Saturday. More than 100 women are set to participate in person or remotely. The Hackathon is also sponsored by Uber and Parity, the Gender Bias Ranking App. Interested teams can register at hackathon.womeninstem.com

Women in STEM is a program of The Meera Kaul Foundation. This program enables more women to choose careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. For more information, please contact Twinee Villanueva.

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