Trans*H4CK is the first hackathon focused on the trans* community. It was conceived as a response to the growing social and economic barriers that plague the trans community. Due to anti-transgender bias, trans* people are:
• Unemployed at twice the national rate (four times for transgender people of color).
• Have incomes of less than $10,000 a year.
• Experience immeasurable homelessness.
• Suffer overwhelming discrimination when accessing adequate health care, legal services and housing.
Trans*H4CK tackles these social problems by developing new and useful open source tech products for trans and gender non conforming (GNC) consumers. We also increase diversity in tech by serving as a meeting point for trans and GNC individuals interested in pursuing employment and those that are currently working in the industry. (Source: http://www.transhack.org/#!about_us/csgz)
The inauguralTrans*H4CK took place September 2013 in Oakland, CA. Check out the winning projects! http://www.transhack.org/#!h4cks/c21kz
All projects submitted can be seen on HackerLeague (including my own mockup).
In 2014, Trans*H4CK hits the road! The first destination is Las Vegas (followed by Chicago and New York City).
For more information on the first Trans*H4CK of2014,visit: http://www.transhack.org/#!lv/cpub
To register: https://ticketcake.com/event/transh4ck-hackathon-and-speaker-series/las-vegas/2014-02-21