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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
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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!