“Hacking the Gender Gap” is a hands-on workshop for understanding and defeating the gender gap in tech. I helped develop it last March for the Women In Tech Summit with my good friend and Hacktory powerhouse, Georgia Guthrie. Amy Guthrie (no relation, another awesome Hacktory organizer) and I will be facilitating it this Thursday evening at our new space at 3711 Market St. for Girl Geek Dinners. We’ve done it at Adacamp, HOPE9, and HacDC, and if you’ve heard of it, it might have been as “that timeline thing.” In a nutshell, participants share their experiences with technology–both positive and negative–on a physical timeline; identify patterns in the assembled experiences; and discuss ways to make tech communities more inclusive, and ways that awesome people already have. (Many thanks to Katie Bechtold who, I think, wrote that description for HacDC.)
Check out the Meetup link for details and to sign up. There are only a few seats left! This event is open only to people who identify themselves as women, but my understanding is that most GGDs are open to non-women if they are guests of a woman in tech.
Also, if you’re interested in being a facilitator in the future, keep an eye on The Hacktory‘s website. We’ll be holding trainings throughout the year.