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T9Hacks: Supporting Diversity in Tech

Tara Calihman February 03, 2016


When it comes to women in tech, we like to put our time and money into efforts we believe will actually benefit the cause. One such effort is happening later this month and we’re very excited to be sponsoring it.


Living in Boulder means that we have access to a university, an awesome organization like NCWIT and an amazing program affiliated with NCWIT but located on the university campus, ATLAS Institute.

As a department, ATLAS is redefining the face of engineering and computer sciences – creating a hybrid of conventional engineering foundations and cutting edge innovation. They focus on creative tech, like wearables, animation and web/mobile design. There are many CU alumni working at VictorOps so giving back to the school and helping current students is something we’re happy to do.

This particular event, T9Hacks, is a 24-hour women’s hackathon taking place on the campus of CU Boulder. It’s completely free to participate and you don’t have to be a programmer to do so. ATLAS wants to bring students together to build creative solutions to problems, learn about new technologies and collaborate with others in the community.

If you’ve never taken part in a hackathon, this an excellent introduction to how much fun they can be. It’s amazing to see what people can build in the span of 24 hours…especially when fueled by caffeine, sleep deprivation and excitement.

when: Saturday, Feb 20th - Sunday, Feb. 21st

where: ATLAS Institute, University of Colorado Boulder

who: Anyone! This is a beginner hackathon, so bring your creativity & your laptop. If you don’t have a team, don’t worry. They’ll find a place for you.

We can’t wait to see what comes out of this hackathon. If you have questions, be sure to check out their website. Happy hacking!

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