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The Perfect Ratio: New Hackathon Brings Ladies and Gents Together to Build Cool Products

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If you’ve ever been to a hackathon, you’re probably well-acquainted with the fact that the majority of attendees and participants are usually dudes. The paucity of gender diversity in tech is a controversial issue, but one that probably won’t be solved by responding to theĀ over-saturationĀ of Y chromosomes with an all-female hackathon. That’s where Hack’n Jill comes in.

Sponsored by Appnexus and hosted at the company’s headquarters, Hack’n Jill is a weekend-long summer hackathon that will bring together 50 men and 50 women in an effort to “create an environment where both genders feel welcome to build cool things together.” Read More