A hackathon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital this weekend is unlike a hackathon in all kinds of wonderful ways.
It's a code session for women, by women, and the focus will be mental health issues like anxiety, depression and anorexia that women are more susceptible to. Together, they encompass a fantastic intersection of the Venn diagram in the hacking space that almost no one has yet to touch.
Read MoreMore proper channelsFighting back: Women now have a tool to report their abusers on Twitter
Word got out earlier this week that Facebook and Apple will be offering a new perk to their female employees. They become the first major employers in the country to cover the costs for employees to freeze their eggs, including for non-medical reasons. Read More
Since recently joining up as a BetaBoston contributor, Halley Suitt Tucker (aka @Halley) has offered a flurry of great coverage on the shortfall of women in tech, and the consequences that come with it. It's something she's experienced first-hand and talked to countless other female tech industry professionals about.
Read More'The tide has turned'Vivek Wadhwa still fearless on the issue of women in tech
Something very big is happening in tech on Sept. 9, and I’m not talking about the Apple announcement. On Tuesday, a new book from Vivek Wadhwa and Farai Chideya, Innovating Women: The Changing Face of Technology, is coming out. I caught up with him in Silicon Valley this week to talk about diversity in technology and hear more about the book.
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