Tech Sassy News
A sassy salute to Wanda James, of Stage Huddle for organizing the first annual Music Hackathon, ATL at Atlanta Tech Village a couple of weeks ago.
So, what is a hackathon, anyway? Well, it’s an event that goes by many names… according to Wikipedia, “[It’s] also known as a hack day, hackfest or codefest; an event in which computer programmers and others involved in software development, including graphic designers, interface designers and project managers, collaborate intensively on software projects.
This event was monumental for Atlanta, because it signifies another step forward for women in tech. You may or may not have heard, but the word on the street is that women and girls are taking the tech (and coding) world to task regarding its lack of gender and racial diversity. Even the almighty Google has stepped up their game by offering scholarships to thousands of women who are interested in getting into the developer side of coding. With the rise of organizations like, Girls Who Code and Black Girls Code, the message is clear, women and girls are coming for the tech industry and kicking in all doors. The take over has already begun– BANG-BANG… killin’ ‘em, ladies.