#BlackGirlsHack Hosts “blackhack at the Hype” Hackathon to Benefit Black Girls Code November 16

Premier African American non-profit hackathon series seeks to rally the black tech community through charitable advancement
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Oct. 30, 2012 - PRLog -- #BlackGirlsHack (#BGH), the first non-profit hackathon series specifically targeting the African American tech community, will be hosting “#blackhack at the Hype” a 24-hour hackathon on Friday, November 16th-Saturday, November 17th from 6 pm to 6 pm at Hypepotamus. The event will rally black tech enthusiasts from Atlanta and beyond to show off their development skills in friendly competition while raising money for Black Girls Code; a STEM education and entrepreneurship program aimed at increasing the number of women of color in the digital space.  

With African Americans only representing 1% of internet company founders nationally, #BlackGirlsHack aims to enhance, elevate and expand the black tech community by building relationships and promoting continued learning. Attendees of the event will experience a dynamic day of development and an unmatched opportunity to network, meet and recruit black developers, designers, marketers and tech entrepreneurs.

“We are thrilled to bring together black tech in support of the community and Black Girls Code,” says #BGH founder Kat Calvin. “We want absolutely everyone in the Greater South to come out to build amazing new products, make new friends and colleagues, and support an amazing cause.”

Black Girls Hack was founded after Calvin attended a conference for black women running tech startups. After noticing that several attendees were looking for Chief Technology Officers she sought to create an organization that would not only unify the black tech community but offer support to such noteworthy organizations as Black Girls Code.

Boasting a stellar line up of sponsors, mentors and participants, the unprecedented occasion further proves “…that there’s nothing black girls can’t do!”. Sure to be an unforgettable experience, Black Hack is a tech lovers dream and an event not to be missed!

To attend “#blackhack at the Hype” by #BlackGirlsHack register at blackgirlshack.eventbrite.com.

For sponsorship and mentor opportunities email pr@blackgirlshack.com.

To learn more about “#blackhack at the Hype” and #BlackGirlsHack please visit BlackGirlsHack.com (http://www.blackgirlshack.com/).

For media inquiries contact: Amanda Spann, PR Coordinator for Black Girls Hack at (904)476-8003 or at pr@blackgirlshack.com

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