Calling all women in tech! Etsy is hosting the summer 2012 session of Hacker School in the NYC Etsy headquarters and awarding 10 Etsy Hacker Grants of $5,000 each.
If you’ve considered a career as a professional engineer but haven’t yet taken the steps to fulfilling your dream, this is your chance. The summer batch of Hacker School will be 40 students, with the hope of bringing in at least 20 women. The Etsy team has allocated $50,000 in sponsorships to assist 10 women who want to join but need financial support. Because this is a three week hacking retreat in NYC, they’re trying to make it accessible as possible. The Hacker School itself is free, so you’re all set there.
For the lucky ones selected, a whirlwind experience awaits, including attending tech talks and company events, like the Etsy talent show.
The ultimate goal? To find amazing female engineers and help them get employed.
I’m not naive enough to think I’m a women in tech, but a women who runs parallel to tech. I get to talk about the fascinating and world-changing things women (and men) in technology create. It’s an honor.
Even if you’re not interested in the opportunity, help to spread the word.
Use hashtag #hackergrants on Twitter.