About this event

“Hack the Gender Gap: A Women’s Hackathon on Wearables” will bring college-age women from around the country to WVU to “hack” solutions for wearable technology and to learn about opportunities in this emerging marketplace, while being mentored by prominent female leaders in the industry.

The three-day event kicks off Friday, Oct. 24, with a Women of Technology symposium hosted at Google headquarters in Mountain View, California (5:30 p.m. PT / 8:30 p.m. EST). Hackathon participants at the College of Media’s new Media Innovation Lab on WVU’s downtown campus will participate in a live broadcast and interactive discussion with the panelists at Google. Panelists include:

  • Amy Webb (moderator): Digital media futurist, CEO of Webbmedia Group, and cofounder of Spark Camp.
  • Jane Schachtel: Facebook’s global head of mobile and tech strategy and Microsoft’s former social media director for Bing and MSN.
  • Laura Michelle Berman: Co-inventor of the highly-anticipated Melon, a headband with biometric sensors to help improve productivity and designed to change the way we think.
  • Aminatou Sow: Co-founder of Tech LadyMafia and product marketing manager at Google.
  • Tasneem Raja: Interactive editor at Mother Jones.
  • Val Aurora: Co-founder of the Ada Initiative and a programmer, writer and feminist activist.
4 Speakers
100 Attendees

Speakers

Mindy Walls

Mindy Walls

The Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design at West Virginia University

Nikki Bowman

Nikki Bowman

New South Media, Inc.

Hilary Topper

Hilary Topper

HJMT Public Relations Inc.

Umbreen Bhatti

Umbreen Bhatti

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Check out some of the images from the 2014 Women’s Hackathon on Wearables