“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:
Welcome from Dana Coester (WVU) and Beth Laing (PBS MediaShift). Rules and logistics (Beth Laing).
Team Collaboration & Brainstorming (Human Centered Design): Umbreen Bhatti
Challenges for Wearables in Media: Hilary Topper
How to Market Your Startup: Nikki Bowman
Facilitators meetup; teams continue to work
Wearables Demo in 201 Innovation Lab featuring Google Glass and Epson Moverio