HackViolet is a 24-hour female-empowerment hackathon with a specific mission to encourage all individuals to learn about and become change agents for the gender gap in technology by innovating and inspiring with code.
HackViolet is hosted by The Association of Women in Computing, a student-run, non-profit organization at Virginia Tech working to promote the recruitment and retention of women in technology and computer-oriented professions for 20+ years.
What is HackViolet?
We strive to educate as many people as we can about the obstacles females (trans and cis) and other minorities face in computing and hope to inspire more unified action through our hackathon. Above all, we believe that people of all genders working together is key to creating an inclusive environment of mutual respect.
What is our mission?
HackViolet is a female-empowerment event, but not female-only. We believe in the value of hosting events that bring together people of all genders under a common goal: to make tech an inclusive space that celebrates women (trans and cis) and other minorities. Those who do not identify as female are highly encouraged to participate in the event and join us for a weekend of innovation, camaraderie, and female-empowerment.