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  • Australia’s first all-female hackathons to launch in Sydney and Melbourne [#geekgirl]

    [From an article at StartUpSmart] “Sydney and Melbourne are readying to host Australia’s first female-only hack-days as women’s coder groups combine forces to boost the number of female tech start-up founders.

    The She-Hacks events will be run in the Google Australia offices in Sydney and at Melbourne co-working space Inspire9 in late March.

    The events will bring together coders, project managers and designers who will form teams of around five to develop apps around a ‘communities and neighbourhood’ theme.

    The She-Hacks events are co-ordinated by the local chapters of international networking group Girl Geek Dinners.

    According to co-ordinator Tammy Butow, the Melbourne chapter has grown from 300 to 800 members in 18 months.”

  • #femalepressure: An Urgent Call for #Female Representation [#geekgirl]

    #femalepressure

    “Let’s be frank – enough is enough. femalepressure believes there is no justification for more male-dominated music events. We need – and paying audiences deserve – invigorating and entertaining diversity!

    Festival curators, sponsors, label owners, journalists: Give more opportunities to women!
    Female festival curators, sponsors, label owners, journalists: Don’t try to be the better men by only taking ‘risks’ on established, male artists! Give more women a chance!

    We look forward to your response and positive developments in this cultural sector in the future. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding this issue.

    Here’s to a brighter future for the arts.”