TechTogether, the nation's largest initiative to address the gender inequities in the hackathon community, supports over 10,000 hackers. TechTogether is credited in part with increasing the representation of women and non-binary people in the hackathon community by 18% to 39% from 2019 to 2020. (Source: MLH 2020 State of the League Report)
Since we were founded in 2017, TechTogether has served over 4,700 people of marginalized genders through our annual gender-focused hackathons hosted across the country. On average, 50% of our hackers have never attended a hackathon before. TechTogether serves people of marginalized genders, this includes transgender women, cisgender women, transgender men, non-binary individuals, and all gender identities which have been systematically oppressed by those in power throughout history.
TechTogether started in 2017 as SheHacks, the 2nd largest all-female hackathon in the world with 800 attendees. Due to the success of SheHacks, the team created a unique model that made it easier for student groups to host similar hackathons across the country. This model has increased the accessibility of gender-focused hackathons and tripled our initial impact. TechTogether currently has 6 chapters in Boston, New York, Seattle, Atlanta, Chicago, and Miami with plans to expand internationally.
TechTogether was the first gender-focused hackathon to adopt gender-inclusive language and policies. Our organization continues to advocate and work with other gender-focused hackathons to adopt similar changes.
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