Tags
hackathon
managing people
recruiting
community
event planning
friends
Description
When
Aug 1, 2015 ā†’ Dec 1, 2015
Where
College Park, MD
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Technica is the largest all-ladies hackathon in the world, held annually at the University of Maryland, College Park.
In 2015 I helped organize the first Technica hackathon. I built a team of mentors and volunteers and organized them during the event. I also raised $5,000 in funding and helped manage logistics.
Over 500 students attended our inaugural event.
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Mentors:

I reached out to hundreds of mentors in the DC-area and beyond and got 50 excited people to sign up to mentor our hackers.

Volunteers:

Coordinating volunteers took multiple months of planning.
Once the event drew close we held a series of volunteer interest meetings where we got people excited about the event and how they could help. In the week before the event I led walkthroughs of the venue in order to make sure that volunteers were familiar with the venue and ready to help out on the day of.

Bonus

Tech+X GitHub was an introductory GitHub workshop I gave around Halloween time during the lead up to the second Technica.

Thanks for reading šŸ‘‹šŸ»
Iā€™m also tweeting at @AnthonyCastrio and running a community for bootstrapped founders at Indie Worldwide where I make curated introductions between founders based on their revenue and goals.
See you there,
Anthony
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