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About Ivette Addington

Ivette worked in sales before becoming a web developer. She wants to increase the number of Latina women in tech.

Coding For Change: Opportunity Fund Fellow Mentors All-Girl Hackathon

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Students coding for change at IGNITE International Girls Hackathon at General Assembly in NYC.

This past weekend, I attended my very first hackathon, the Ignite International Girls Hackathon at General Assembly. The event, part of IGNITE: Women Fueling Science and Technology, sets out to explore the roles of science and technology to advance gender equality in the tech field.

Unlike most first-time hackathon stories, I was not there to code myself.
Instead, I was there as a mentor for the event’s hackers—the incredible ladies of Girls Who Code. The global event called on girl hackers to help create websites or applications to identify, build, or increase access to safe spaces for women and girls—no easy feat.

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