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CSUSM Announces New Sponsors for Women’s Hackathon October 24, 2015

on 01.10.2015 10:20
CSUSM Announces New Sponsors for Women’s Hackathon October 24, 2015: Pivot3 & The Gormally Family

Thank You to Our New Sponsors: Pivot 3 and the Gormally Family!      

September 21, 2015 California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) Science and Mathematics is pleased to present two new Gold sponsors of the 4th Women’s Hackathon to be held on October 24th, 2015 8:30am – 8:30pm in the Social & Behavioral Science Building.

Pivot3 is an active supporter of “women in tech” and proud to sponsor the Women’s Hackathon at California State University supporting the growth of tech education for women. Pivot3 was founded in 2003 on the idea that today’s stack of virtual servers, shared storage and networks could be radically simplified and unified through software innovation to dramatically increase scale-out performance while driving down complexity and cost. The founders of Pivot3 applied their virtualization and storage RAID expertise to invent software defined storage.  This led to the development of the patented vSTAC (Virtual Storage and Compute) operating system that runs on x86 commodity hardware and embeds server virtualization deep into the shared storage layer.

The Gormally Family is a continual supporter of the Women’s Hackathon since the inaugural event in Aug 2014. The Gormally’s have two boys who attend CSUSM and actively support University advancement, particularly technology initiatives. John Gormally is an active IT industry professional, currently holding the position of Regional Sales Executive/SoCal & Rockies at Pivot3 in San Diego, CA.

Donations from our generous sponsors allow us to provide prizes, snacks, lunch, dinner, parking, and access to state-of-the-art computing facilities at CSUSM for all Hackathon registrants. In addition, we will host workshops prior to the event and provide bus services for students from low socioeconomic families. New this year, we are adding a post-hackathon career workshop to prepare the girls for the world of work. We appreciate support from local businesses, non-profit organizations, and individuals that believe in this great opportunity to position their organization as one who is helping to build the next generation of (women) engineers! As sponsors, Pivot3 and the Gormally family will get exposure to up-and-coming developers, tech professionals, companies and community members!

What: CSUSM Science and Mathematics Women‘s Hackathon open to all female high school and college students.

When: Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, from 8:30a.m. to 8:30p.m.

Where: CSUSM University Social & Behavioral Science Building, 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd., San Marcos

Tickets: Registration is free online

Empowering Young Women to Code

The Women’s Hackathon is a network of concurrent events designed to empower young women leaders in computer science by providing a fun and safe environment in which to explore computing. The Hackathon encourages and supports high school and university women around San Diego County to become producers of future innovations in technology and help solve challenges in the world today.

Youwen Ouyang, Professor Computer Science brought the first Hackathon to CSUSM in April of 2014. The semi-annual competition typically brings together 70+ students from over 20 high schools and colleges to work in teams to create—within eight hours—a website, mobile app or video game tackling global issues that matter such as climate change or water conservation, etc. Some 20 mentors, most of whom are computer science professionals, are on hand to help guide the contestants. Learn more about the Women’s Hackathon at CSUSM: