Media Advisory: KellyOCG(R) and the B-STEM Project to Host Virtual Two-Day Hackathon, June 24 and 25

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Seven Cities Planning Product Incubators and Coding Workshops for Young Women in Conjunction with KellyOCG(R), the B-STEM Project and Microsoft(R)

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Seven Cities Planning Product Incubators and Coding Workshops for Young Women in Conjunction with KellyOCG(R), the B-STEM Project and Microsoft(R)

WHAT:
Two-day "virtual" hackathon, June 24 and 25

"We Hack Too" is a 48-hour virtual hackathon with a one-day hybrid code-hack event, taking place in seven locations nationwide, where participants come together to discover and create solutions to problems.

A one-day (June 24) product development and design incubator is planned at various Microsoft locations across the country for high school and college-level young women. Working in teams, the participants will develop, design and pitch their products to panel of industry experts.

In addition, at each Microsoft store location, three two-hour "introduction to coding" workshops will be held. This interactive experience is designed for girls ages 8 - 13 years old and will be led by Microsoft instructors. Girls will be introduced to the world of computer science by learning how to program computing devices to make things of real-world interest and use.

Visit wehacktoo.org to register for the incubator and coding workshops.

WHERE:
Virtually both days. The incubator and coding workshops will be held in the following locations on Friday, June 24:

  • Westfield Century City 10250 Santa Monica Blvd #1045, Los Angeles, CA
  • Westfield Topanga Canyon 6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Canoga Park, CA
  • Fashion Valley Mall 7007 Friars Rd #324, San Diego, CA
  • Westfield San Francisco Centre Space 257, 845 Market St, San Francisco, CA
  • The Somerset Collection, 2800 W Big Beaver Rd, Troy, MI
  • Oakbrook Center 49 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, IL
  • Fifth Avenue 677 5th Ave, New York, NY

WHY:

Raise awareness and interest, among young women, of future careers in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) field. The hackathon and coding workshops will educate young women on the disciplines of STEM subjects in business and everyday life.

The B~STEM Project

The B~STEM Project is designed to educate young girls and women about the disciplines of science, technology, engineering and math in business and everyday life. We take an interdisciplinary approach by integrating STEM into a cohesive learning paradigm based on real world application in all professional industries.

KellyOCG

KellyOCG(R), the outsourcing and consulting group of workforce solutions provider, Kelly Services (KELYA, KELYB), is a global leader in integrated workforce solution delivery. KellyOCG consults with clients worldwide providing customized, holistic talent supply chain management solutions in the areas of strategic workforce planning, workforce analytics, candidate experience, employer branding, enhanced services, and talent sourcing. In addition to providing integrated workforce solutions, KellyOCG specializes in recruitment process outsourcing (RPO), business process outsourcing (BPO), contingent workforce outsourcing (CWO), career transition, executive search, and executive coaching and development. Please visitKellyOCG.com for additional information.

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Jane Stehney
stehnja(at)kellyservices(dot)com
248-244-5630

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