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All-women and
non-binary hackathon
12th - 14th
November, 2021
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    Our virtual hackathon, dedicated to women and non-binary people in tech, is back for a winter edition! ❄️

    Take a look at the projects from Athena earlier this year! 🡢
    • We’ll have more mentors to guide and your ideas over the course of the weekend
    • Through Discord and Topia, the community vibes will be better than ever!
    • Our workshops and webinars will make a return in the build-up
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    Speakers

    Here are some of the amazing Speakers, Panellists and Workshop hosts
    who will be joining us over the course of the Athena Hack Event

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    Chandni Panchal

    Cisco

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    Rachel Clancy

    Wieden + Kennedy

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    Amandine Flachs

    WildeMeta

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    Hannah Blair

    Hopin

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    Harriet Shaw

    BAE Systems

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    Sonya Barlow

    LMF Network

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    Nur Karadeniz

    University of Cambridge

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    Heather Poole

    Ministry of Justice

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    Kate Burn

    NHS Digital

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    Megan Rodger

    NHS Digital

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    Hannah Smithies

    Ministry of Justice

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    Rebecca Saw

    Sky

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    Holly Armitage

    BAE Systems

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    Elle Townsend

    Nationwide

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    Joy Foster

    TechPixies

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    Sam Larsen-Disney

    BehaviourLab

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    Sonya Moisset

    Photobox

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    Mark Shayler

    Ape

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    Sophie Hebdidge

    Techniclarity

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    Chandni Panchal

    Cisco

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    Rachel Clancy

    Wieden + Kennedy

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    Amandine Flachs

    WildeMeta

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    Hannah Blair

    Hopin

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    Harriet Shaw

    BAE Systems

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    Schedule

    Athena Hack

    • Hackathon (April 16th - 18th)

    Circular Economy Hackathon

    Athena wasn’t just about the hack and we had loads of great workshops and talks over the two weeks! Check-out the schedule below and watch the session highlights

    See the highlights here

    Week One

    • Webinar (11:00 - 12:00 BST)

    Introduction to the Circular Economy

    With Cisco and Showcode

    See the highlights here
    • Workshop (12:30 - 14:00 BST)

    Data-driven Experience

    With Nur Karadeniz from the University of Cambridge

    • Webinar (15:00 - 16:00 BST)

    Paired and Mob Programming Online

    With Heather Poole from the Ministry of Justice

    See the highlights here
    • Workshop (17:00 - 18:30 BST)

    Intro to Serverless with Chatbots

    With Cisco

    See the highlights here
    • Workshop (10:00 - 11:30 BST)

    Playable Experience and Gamification

    With Rachel Clancy from Wieden + Kennedy

    See the highlights here
    • Workshop (12:00 - 13:00 BST)

    Python 101

    With Lloyds Banking Group

    See the highlights here
    • Workshop (15:00 - 16:30 BST)

    How To Make sure You're Solving the Right Problem

    With NHS Digital

    • Workshop (17:00 - 18:00 BST)

    Gamification Workshop Show & Tell

    With Rachel Clancy from Wieden + Kennedy

    • Webinar (10:00 - 11:00 BST)

    Demystifying Data for Product Managers

    With Hannah Smithies from the Ministry of Justice

    See the highlights here
    • Panel (12:00 - 13:00 BST)

    Impact of a Virtual World on Virtual Reality

    With Hannah Blair, Rebecca Saw and Steve Dann

    See the highlights here
    • Workshop (14:30 - 16:00 BST)

    Data Analytics Sprint

    With Le Wagon

    See the highlights here
    • Webinar (17:00 - 18:00 BST)

    Building a Career in Technology

    With Lloyds Banking Group

    See the highlights here
    • Workshop (10:00 - 11:30 BST)

    Introduction to Artificial Intelligence

    With Cisco

    See the highlights here
    • Panel (12:00 - 13:00 BST)

    Being a Female Tech Founder

    With Holly Armitage, Harriet Shaw, Sophie Hebdidge and Amandine Flachs

    See the highlights here
    • Webinar (10:00 - 11:00 BST)

    Circular Economy

    With Mark Shayler

    • Workshop (12:00 - 13:30 BST)

    Sam's Front-End Survival Kit

    With Sam Larsen-Disney

    See the highlights here
    • Hackathon (18:00 - 19:00 BST)

    Athena Hack Intro

    An Introduction to the main event!

    See the highlights here

    Week Two

    • Spotlight (10:00 - 11:00 BST)

    Ellie Sleightholm

    A spotlight session

    • Panel (12:00 - 13:00 BST)

    Bridging The Digital Skills Gap

    With Linda Scott, Carme Mias, Manira Ahmad and Jess Rush

    See the highlights here
    • Webinar (15:00 - 16:00 BST)

    Code is Chaos

    With Sonya Moisset

    See the highlights here
    • Spotlight (10:00 - 11:00 BST)

    Ania Kubow

    A spotlight session

    • Panel (12:00 - 13:00 BST)

    Changing Perceptions

    With Holly Armitage, Dilheas Heywood, Elle Townsend, Will Knight

    See the highlights here
    • Spotlight (10:00 - 11:00 BST)

    Athena 2019

    A spotlight session

    • Panel (12:00 - 13:00 BST)

    Women of Cisco

    With Hope Cunningham, Yasmine Rasselkaf, Rachel Smith, Ifeoma Nembhardt, Cheryl Lynch and Ashika Sundavadra

    See the highlights here
    • Workshop (17:00 - 18:00 BST)

    How To Supercharge Your LinkedIn Profile in 40 Minutes

    With Joy Foster

    See the highlights here
    • Webinar (15:00 - 16:00 BST)

    Interview Skills

    With Nationwide

    See the highlights here
    • Webinar (10:00 - 11:00 BST)

    CV and Digital Interview Tips

    With Cisco

    See the highlights here
    • Webinar (12:00 - 13:00 BST)

    Enhancing Your Personal Brand

    With Vodafone

    See the highlights here
    • Panel (15:00 - 16:00 BST)

    Diversity Driving Innovation

    With Sonya Barlow, Rose Hitchcock, Baiba Ziga, Jess Rush

    See the highlights here
    • Winner (18:00 BST)

    Competition Results

    The winners of Athena Hack 2021!

    See the highlights here

    Athena Hack 2021 Is Done!

    But you can still join the discord channel or register for our newsletter below
    Join Discord

    FAQs

    What if I want to take part in the hack but don’t have a team?

    Don’t worry! There are lots of registrants who don’t have a team from the very beginning. You’ll be able to find and chat to others who are looking for a team on our Discord server.

    Do I need experience to take part?

    Nope - everyone is encouraged to take part, regardless of experience or ability! Practice makes perfect.

    Who can take part?

    As long as you are over 18 and a woman or non-binary, you can take part in the hack.

    How big should a team be?

    The maximum number of members in a team is 5, but anything below that is up to you!

    Is it just open to people in the UK?

    No! The timings will be GMT, but with the hack being virtual, it’s open to anyone around the world

    Still got questions?

    Email us at alex@showcode.co.uk and we can help!