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Description

Location* & Time


OPENING CEREMONY

Metcalf
Friday, 10PM


Erik Dasque
Evertrue

Learn the basics of Docker, the why and the how

3rd Floor Conference Room - #320
Friday, 11pm


Gina Likins
Red Hat

Gina Likins, longtime veteran of the IT industry and enthusiastic convert to open source, will talk about what open source is, how it works, and why it's interesting from the perspectives of business, culture, and developers.

3rd Floor Conference Room - #310
Friday, 11pm


Jennifer Meade
General Assembly

Would you make a great product manager or engineer? In this workshop, you'll learn about Product Management and Engineering roles, and what a day-in-life is for each. Find out what are the key characteristics that often lead to success in these roles, and what are the foundational skills you can be developing now to put you on a path to your future career in tech!

3rd Floor Conference Room - #321 // 3rd Floor Conference Room - #310
Friday, 11pm
Saturday, 10am


Elizabeth Byerly
Google

In this workshop, you'll learn how to use Google Cloud Platform's most popular products for hackathons. These include 5 of our Machine Learning APIs, App Engine, and Cloud SQL. We'll be focusing on how you can make your project more awesome with GCP.

Conference Auditorium
Friday, 11pm
Saturday, 12am


DINNER

GSU Basement, BU Central
Saturday, 12AM


Kelly An
PayPal

Democratize the financial systems from Node.js open source to public API/SDKs. The idea is to touch on all sides of the population – Developers, merchants and consumers.

3rd Floor Conference Room - #320
Saturday, 12am


Alexa Sih
Open Web BU

Get started with HTML and CSS to create a basic website that you can use for your projects!

3rd Floor Conference Room - #310
Saturday, 12am


OPENING CEREMONY 2

Metcalf
Saturday, 8AM


BREAKFAST

GSU Basement, BU Central
Saturday, 8:30AM


Holly St. Clair

Conference Auditorium
Saturday, 9AM

Chief Digital Officer at Executive Office of Technology Services and Security


Matthias Keller
KAYAK

This workshop teaches the fundamentals on how chatbots are built including hands-on examples on how to build a very own chatbots.

Conference Auditorium
Saturday, 10am


City of Boston Digital Team
City of Boston

Never doubt that a small group of dedicated and passionate people can make a difference. Meet part of the team behind Boston.gov and hear first-hand how they're innovating for Boston and working to improve the digital experience for residents and visitors. Learn how you can have a career like this, and ways to follow our work (and maybe one day join our team!)

EPIC #208
Saturday, 10am


Beth Marshdoyle
Apple Inc.

This introductory course is meant for anyone who has never programmed in iOS but wish they could. During this session you will learn the basics of iOS app development and the characteristics of Apple’s Swift programming language. In this session we will also focus on the mobile application development environment, best practices for development and how mobile apps differ from computer programs from a coding point of view.

LSE - Room B01 // 3rd Floor Conference Room - #321
Saturday, 10am
Saturday, 12pm


Jason Reynolds
General Assembly

User experience is the key to making a product truly great. No amount of advanced technology or beautiful visuals will matter if the experience of using your website or application isn’t simple, intuitive, and enjoyable. To build that, you must first learn to understand your customers and what they need. In this workshop participants will learn what a User Experience (UX) Designer does, why it’s a critical role, and how backgrounds of all types can break into the field. Participants will get a simple and practical introduction to the field of UX design.

3rd Floor Conference Room - #320
Saturday, 10am
Saturday, 11am


Scott Stolze
Teaching 2 Lead

If you are frustrated with poor management, stagnant career progression, lack of clarity of your goals and purpose, or you struggle with peers, co-workers, or customers, this 60 minute workshop will fuel you with the mindset to take control of your career and give you the tools to create fulfillment in your work and make a meaningful impact for yourself and for others.

3rd Floor Conference Room - #321
Saturday, 10am
Saturday, 2pm


Future Careers in IT

LSE - Room B01
Saturday, 11AM

A small panel of female technology professionals will describe their career paths and give their perspectives in future career opportunities for women in technology.


Jeanathe Falvey
City of Boston

You're ready to take on the world, you have skills, ideas, maybe even a strong passion for a cause. But what do you do next? How can that help you get a job that is meaningful? Where do you start? Everyone's path is unique, but there are some simple things you can keep in mind that will make a huge difference; for you, and for the change you want to see in the world.

EPIC #208
Saturday, 11am


Kathy Trogolo
Fasility LLC

A-Frame is an extension of HTML created with JavaScript, THREE.js, and open collaboration. It sits on top of the proposed WebVR standard, making it easier to access and promoting interoperability between the very different cardboard, mobile, and high end VR vertical markets. We will look at A-Frame, its origins at Google and Mozilla, and THREE.js, the popular, free library A-Frame uses to talk to graphics cards via WebGL. A-Frame’s code and community have grown quickly. Its openness, HTML and smart defaults have enabled mainstream web developers to get their feet wet, and even seasoned WebGL 3D developers have begun to use it as a reliable compatibility library. When the Web embraces a technology, it accelerates, gets adaptive, and goes mainstream. WebVR is just getting started. Thanks to A-Frame, it has the familiarity of HTML behind it, and a new generation of web developers learning a new medium that turns websites into nearly physical experiences.

Theology - Room B23
Saturday, 11am


Girls on the Run


#HACKINGEXERCISE

Stone Lobby
Saturday, 11am


Jeffrey Levy

How do you decide whether to build an app or a website? Come talk through those questions in general and for your specific idea.

Conference Auditorium
Saturday, 11am
Saturday, 5pm


Rebecca Perry
Wayfair

Imagery is essential to the success of ecommerce. At Wayfair, we serve customers inspirational imagery of all things home. Creating this imagery and serving it to our customers on Wayfair.com and in augmented reality on mobile devices requires computational image manipulation. In this workshop, you’ll see how digital images are simply arrays of numbers that you can manipulate in Python like any other data structure. Specifically, we’ll walk through an implementation of the Seam Carving algorithm that stealthily removes the least interesting parts of images. [please follow these setup instructions prior to workshop: https://rebeccawperry.github.io/python_seam_carving/]

3rd Floor Conference Room - #310
Saturday, 11am
Saturday, 3pm


LUNCH

GSU Basement, BU Central
Saturday, 12PM


Hear it First From Startup Women in Tech

BUild Lab
Saturday, 12PM

Thinking about joining a startup or starting your own startup? Don't miss this opportunity to hear from female BU alumni and affiliates as they share best practices and pitfalls to avoid for starting your own venture.


Amar Das
IBM

Big Data is ovewhelming the healthcare system, but it is difficult to find actionable insights. We encourage participants to create AI and machine learning solutions that can improve care.

LSE - Room B01
Saturday, 12pm


Lucas Watson
OpenWeb

Short overview for beginners of the technology space in hardware. Majority of the workshop on Arduino or Raspberry Pi (TBD)

EPIC #208
Saturday, 12pm
Saturday, 2pm


Beth Marshdoyle
Apple Inc.

In this session Apple Consulting Engineer, Nina Kominiak will be discussing Apple tools for development including frameworks that will enable you to build productivity apps to augmented reality apps. If you want to follow along with the training, please bring a Mac and have Xcode preloaded from the Mac App Store. You must be running High Sierra version 10.13.2. Please be certain to start Xcode at least once prior to the session to ensure that all components are installed.

3rd Floor Conference Room - #321
Saturday, 12pm


Emmanuel Amponsah
Boston University

Teaches the basics of Git and Github by getting participants to set up their first repositories

EPIC #206
Saturday, 12pm
Saturday, 4pm


Robin Healey

Conference Auditorium
Saturday, 1PM

Chief Information Officer at Massachusetts State Treasury


Iccha Singh
SheHacks Boston's High School Ambassador

This workshop will be lead by Candace and I and it will give High Schoolers (especially beginners) tips and tricks about being at a hacckathon. It will be a place for people to form teams as it may be hard for high school beginners to gel with collegiate hackers. Most importantly, we will be hosting a mini brainstorming session for ideation and getting set up. We'll explain the agenda/steps of the SheHacks hackathon and we will get them set up with any software/the slack. Overall, it will be a space for high school beginners to ease into their first hackathon experience (for most) and get them assimilated to the atmosphere.

Theology - Room B23
Saturday, 1pm


Bina Carroll
CBRE

Come join us as we discuss the Property Tech (a.k.a. PropTech) phenomenon and the huge impact it is having on technological innovation. We'll also demo how CBRE uses WebGL and ReactJS to change the real estate industry.

3rd Floor Conference Room - #320
Saturday, 1pm
Saturday, 2pm


Jeffrey Jacobson
EnterpriseVR

Detailed discussion of what Virtual Reality is, What Augmented Reality is, and how to conceive a good hackathon project that uses either one.

LSE - Room B01
Saturday, 2pm


Khanh Dao
Realtor.com

Get started with front-end web development quickly and easily. Dive head first into HTML/CSS by building a basic web page from scratch.

Conference Auditorium
Saturday, 2pm


Max Margenot
Quantopian, Inc.

An introduction to the fundamentals of data science: this workshop will provide an overview of the key concepts of Python, how to use NumPy for computing data, and an introduction to using pandas to manage and analyze your data.

EPIC #206
Saturday, 2pm


Emily Wagner
PayPal

Tech companies like Venmo are busy prepping for game day too. Engineers from across Venmo will discuss how they gear up for the largest social event of the year.

Conference Auditorium
Saturday, 3pm


Justine Bellew
Bloomberg

Apache Storm is a free and open source distributed real-time computation system. It is fast, reliable, and scalable. This talk introduces the basics of Apache Storm and explains the concepts using a word count example. It highlights the Trade Automation Rule Builder application developed by the Bloomberg Execution Management System team, and how we use Apache Storm to evaluate the rules using real-time market data and to trigger alerts. This talk also explores the lessons we have learned from the development.

Theology - Room B23
Saturday, 3pm


Gina Likins
Red Hat

Gina Likins, Red Hatter and open source advocate, will teach a “Hack Your Hoodie: Introduction to Wearable Electronics” class (Instructions are here: http://bit.ly/hoodie_info ). Participants will add LEDs to the item of clothing of their choice (which participants will supply), while learning the basics of adding circuits to clothing. Red Hat and SparkFun are supplying all the materials (except the clothing); however, we only have space for 25 participants, so please register if you’re interested.

3rd Floor Conference Room - #321
Saturday, 3pm
Saturday, 4pm



Julie Johnson

Conference Auditorium
Saturday, 4PM

CO-FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT, ARMORED THINGS


Fiona Whittington
SheHacks Director

Want to learn how to plan your own hackathon? Join SheHacks director Fiona as she talks about her experience with SheHacks and provides advice on planning a hackathon.

3rd Floor Conference Room #310
Saturday, 5pm


Jeffrey Levy

Curious how you can combine tech and protecting our planet? Jeffrey Levy will discuss how he used tech through 21 years of working on the ozone layer, acid rain, radiation, hurricane response, and 9/11.

Conference Auditorium
Saturday, 7pm


Lisa Williams
General Assembly

A fun, fast tour through the history and future of data visualization -- complete with hands-on activities where you build your own visualizations from real-world data.

LSE - Room B01
Saturday, 4pm


MLH CUPSTACKING

Kyle Suero
Major League Hacking

Who can stack the highest cup tower? Teams of two. Free mlh season shirts at the end

BU Central (GSU Basement)
Saturday, 4pm


YOGA

Sarah Griesdorf

3rd Floor Conference Room - #320
Saturday, 4pm


DINNER

GSU Basement, BU Central
Saturday, 6PM


Khanh Dao
Move Inc (Realtor.com)

ReactJS is taking over front end development by storm. How will I do it's a right technology choice for the company? In this talk, we will walk through our own migration story to ReactJS at Realtor.com, our lesson learned and good practices, and how ReactJS has positively affected our front-end development cycle.

3rd Floor Conference Room - #321
Saturday, 6pm


Sue Priver
Business Leadership Coach

1. What to do when men talk over you 2. How to gain respect in a male dominated industry 3. The secret to getting your fellow students/co-workers to look at you as a leader

Theology - Room B23
Saturday, 6pm
Saturday, 10pm


Sue Priver
Business Leadership Coach

1. Feel like you have all the time in the world to do everything that you want 2. Learn how to shut up the negative voice in your head 3. Key secrets of how to be a successful, powerful woman

Theology - Room B23
Saturday, 8pm
Sunday, 12am


Shayna Cummings
Director of Women Who Code Boston

In this hands-on workshop, you'll learn how to build a webpage from scratch using HTML and CSS. No prior coding experience is necessary. We'll go through the basics, and provide lots of resources for further learning.

3rd Floor Conference Room - #310
Saturday, 7pm


MASSAGES


RSVPs for massages are now closed.

Jacky Barry
PayPal

Let PayPal deliver a massage to you! The Sooth team will help you work out all the kinks from hacking and help you relax with 15 - minute chair massage. Our therapists are all licensed professionals and will bring all needed supplies, including the massage chair. Massages will be fully clothed - attendees should sign up ahead of time.

3rd Floor Conference Room - #320
Saturday, 8pm to 10pm


Arielle Tindel & the Spider Monkeys


Music Performance

Conference Auditorium
Saturday, 9pm


Jesslyn Tannady

Conference Auditorium
Sunday, 1AM

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT, MIT MAN VEHICLE LAB WELLESLEY COLLEGE STUDENT, 2018 DIRECTOR, WHACK (WELLESLEY HACKS)


FACE MASKS


Sunday, 2am


Fiona Whittington
SheHacks Director

Get started with LinkedIn, and learn how to make your profile appealing to employers.

Conference Auditorium
Sunday, 3am


BREAKFAST

GSU Basement, BU Central
Sunday, 8:30AM


Cynthia Breazeal

Conference Auditorium
Sunday, 9:30AM

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, MEDIA ARTS & SCIENCES, MIT CO-DIRECTOR, CENTER FOR FUTURE STORYTELLING


Women of Color in Tech

Conference Auditorium
Sunday, 11AM

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