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This Hackathon aims to encourage women coders: ‘Women Hack’

Hackathon for women

Cloud platform DigitalOcean and Stockroom.io, curated platform for developers, have partnered to launch ‘Women Hack’, an online coding challenge for women.

The women hack will consist of a series of challenging coding questions of various complexities. Participants are expected to solve these questions remotely in a given time frame. The top women developers who participate in the challenge will be featured and rewarded.

Women earn 57% of the country’s bachelor degrees and make up roughly half of the professional workforce, yet they represent less than 25% of science, technology and engineering employees. The time is long overdue to encourage more women to dream the possible dream. It’s not just about diversity at the workplace but also about encouraging and supporting more women to build amazing technology products.

Speaking about the partnership, Prabhakar Jayakumar, Country Manager, DigitalOcean said, “We are happy to partner with Stockroom.io on the Women Hack initiative. We believe men and women are equally capable of being innovators in technology. In a progressive field like technology, events like these provide a good platform to foster innovation and we look forward to supporting women entrepreneurs and developers.”

Though this is a small step together by Stockroom.io and DigitalOcean to celebrate women in technology, DigitalOcean plan to host women only coding challenges more frequently going forward.

The first women hack is scheduled to happen on January 7th 2017. Every participant of the challenge will receive free cloud credits from DigitalOcean and the winner will get some cool swag, additional cloud credits and a cash prize from DigitalOcean.

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