Systers 30th Anniversary Celebration, Anita's Moonshot Codeathon!
We welcome all who identify as a woman to participate in this event. The main goal of this online codeathon is to bring women from interdisciplinary backgrounds to produce a creative solution to a socio-cultural or socio-economic problem. Simply, we want a diverse team to solve a problem in their community.
Systers is sponsoring this codeathon.
No coding experience necessary. You are 100% qualified!
We welcome to the codeathon women transitioning to tech, retired women, students, and non-U.S. citizens!
Check the section "How to submit" to see the steps of applying to the challenge.
YOU CAN APPLY INDIVIDUALLY OR WITH A TEAM. It's up to you!
At AnitaB.org, we envision a future where the people who imagine and build technology mirror the people and societies for whom they build it. We connect, inspire, and guide women in computing, and organizations that view technology innovation as a strategic imperative.
Our social enterprise supports women in technical fields, as well as the organizations that employ them and the academic institutions training the next generation. A full roster of programs help women grow, learn, and develop their highest potential.
Both individuals and teams can compete, but they must identify as woman.
Maximum number of contestants in one team is 5 people.
- PowerPoint presentation (up to 10 slides)
- Product Demo Video (up to 3 minutes)
You need to prepare a short demo video (up to 3 minutes) depicting and describing the product/prototype you created or significantly updated during the Challenge submission period. You also need to include a PowerPoint presentation/PDF format (up to 10 slides) highlighting your team, the problem, and how each of the team members contributed. You are free to include additional documentation, videos or images presenting your solution. The submission and all its assets must be publicly available during the judging period.
Please keep in mind that the submission for the Challenge can be a mockup using interactive prototyping software such as Axure RP, Balsamiq, or Flinto. No product has to be completely coded with all functional features in order to be judged. Submissions must be original, the work of the participants, and must not infringe, misappropriate, or otherwise violate any IP (intellectual property) rights, proprietary rights, privacy rights, moral rights, or any other rights of any person or entity. Any case of plagiarism may result in disqualification of the participant from the Challenge. Submissions must be in English or translated accordingly. You can include subtitles or audio bubbles in your video.
Submissions may be newly created or pre-existing products modified to meet the content and Challenge requirements. Submissions must comply with all content guidelines applicable to the Terms and Conditions.
What does Systers look for in a team?
Here are some real life examples:
2014 Problem: Build an application that helps Guyana citizens who are deaf communicate on a level that helps them participate as an everyday citizen.
Team Members: Peace Corps Volunteer in Guyana, Sign Language Interpreter in Guyana, Ushahidi Representative in Nairobi, Beginner Python Coder in Connecticut, Mid Career Product Designer in Vienna.
2011 Problem: Directing Atlanta citizens to nearest MARTA stops and display level of foot traffic with an estimated wait time. (MARTA is a form of public transportation in Atlanta, GA.)
Team Members: Technical Student, MARTA Customer Service Manager, City of Atlanta Community Development Government Representative, Female Atlanta Citizen who is retired and used MARTA since it’s construction in 1971.