Volunteers from a bunch of Anchorage-area technology groups, including APW, are participating in a hackathon to help strengthen the Anchorage technology community. All kinds of software creators and people who want to be software creators are invited to learn, to build, and to have fun. (The term “software creator” encompasses developers, designers, user experience/user interface professionals, project managers, and everyone included in the software creation effort.)
There will be a beginner’s track offered this year, for people who don’t yet know how to code, but want to learn. Bring a laptop, and you can work through some self-paced tutorials, with experts on hand to help if you run into trouble.
For folks who already know how to code and want to work on projects, it’s looking like there will be a good selection available!
- Project Pitch Night (learn what projects are happening and find out more about the beginners track): May 8th, 5:30pm, the Boardroom (map)
- Hack Days: May 17th, 10am-7pm and May 18th, 10am-4pm, also at the Boardroom
If you want to come but don’t have a laptop, get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll try to find one for you to use. We don’t want anyone to be left out.
The events are free, and there will be food and drink available (also for free) during the Hackathon. One note: the code of conduct for this event is different from APW’s. Participants need not be female-identified or accompanied by a female-identified participant. Some of the experts helping with the beginners’ track will be male.