[builds-list] Hackathon for feminism (hack4fem), Nov. 14 @ MIT, registration now open

John Aleman jaleman at bu.edu
Fri Nov 6 14:29:11 EST 2015


Hello Everyone,

Now that my days of stuffing Server blades on the Boat room and
hanging out at BULDS are over I've been dedicating to other stuff,
like organizing a hackathon to combine feminism and technology. Check
it out!

On Saturday, November 14th, we're holding an awesome hackathon at MIT
(room E17-122) where participants use engineering skills to work on
feminism-related issues. More details follow, and registration is open
now on eventbrite.


The Hack4Fem hackathon is an event where participants and activists
discuss feminist causes, and then brainstorm and engineer solutions in
a positive and creative environment.


A feminist is a person who believes in the social and political
equality of the sexes, so both men and women are welcome to
participate! This event is also open to everyone, not just current
students.

We are featuring the following speakers:

Kelley Marie Adams, Program Manager, MIT Violence Prevention and Response

Vienna Rothberg, Program Manager for PLEASURE (Peers Leading Education
About Sexuality and Speaking up for Relationship Empowerment)

Dr. Jyoti Sinha, Visiting Scholar, Women's and Gender Studies
Department, UMass Boston

Kate Carson, Boston Doula Project

We will have hands-on workshops to break the ice (such as
mold-your-own menstrual cups), followed by an excellent afternoon of
hacking!

For more details, see our schedule on hack4fem.org, like our Facebook
page and if you have any questions please email us at
info at hack4fem.org.

Thanks and hope to see you there,

--Nancy O., Marcela R., John A.



John R. Aleman

T. 857-334-4139
jaleman at bu.edu


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