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Female-focused, collaborative hackathon session slated for Feb. 25

Emily Lin, center, with Victor Rojas, left, and Leslie Luk  create an App that helps determine when food is about to expire during the  2016 24-hour T9Hacks women's hack-a-thon held at the University of Colorado's Atlas Building. David R. Jennings Staff Photographer February 21, 2016

Pack a laptop, a change of clothes and some creativity, and head over to CU Boulder ATLAS Institute for T9Hacks, a unique event for female computer programming newcomers to explore a hackathon environment while learning and solving compelling problems.

A 24-hour invention marathon of sorts, participants will have the opportunity to try out new ideas and collaborate in a fun environment while racing to create the next great software project. 

T9Hacks is geared toward college students and recent college grads, especially women—the “T” stands for “Title IX.” Men can attend, too; but in Sadie Hawkins fashion, they need to be invited by a woman. Women, non-binary and/or trans individuals can register by themselves or with a team and may invite one other male teammate.

Explore the possibilities. Get started on a project you’ve had in the back of your mind. Create a solution to a problem you see often. Build something you never have before.

And for those who have never written a line of code: This event is especially for you. No prior programming experience is required; mentors will guide you through the process.

Participants need not be CU Boulder students to attend T9Hacks, but registration is required. The event is completely free, and food will be provided.

For more information, including a detailed schedule, visit the T9Hacks website.

If you go

Who: Open to the public
What: T9Hacks, female hackathon
When: Saturday, Feb. 25, 9:30 a.m., through Sunday, Feb. 26, 3:30 p.m.
Where: ATLAS Institute, Black Box Experimental Studio
Cost: FREE
Registration: Required