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Announcing Mother Daughter Hack Day May 11, 2013

HER Ideas in Motion Hosts Tech Event for Mothers and Daughters - MOTHER DAUGHTER HACKDAY May 11, 2013
Cleveland, Ohio (April 1, 2013) – HER Ideas in Motion, Northeast Ohio’s first technology and media training program for girls, will be hosting a Mother Daughter HackDay featuring a hands-on activities in web technology and careers for women. The event will take place at Lean Dog Software on Saturday May 11th, 2013. HER Ideas in Motion is the first organization to feature professional technologist teaching the workshop.

The Mother Daughter HackDay will feature local technology professionals leading hands-on activities for mothers and daughters to do together on their computers. Students will learn new technologies and make their own projects that they can take home with them. Complimentary lunch and dessert will be provided.

Saturday, May 11, 2013
9:30-1:00 pm

Hosted at Lean Dog Software
1151 North Marginal Road, Cleveland, OH, 44114
(boat docked at Burke Lakefront Airport. FREE parking.)
Cost: $40 for each team (2 people)
Registration information available here.

HER Ideas in Motion founder Rachel Wilkins Patel said: “Mother Daughter Hackday is about encoraging your daughters to try new things and explore technology that you might not have considered before.”

This event features Cleveland native Jen Ellis, who works professionally in Web Design and Development, to discuss her background in technology and role as a mentor with HER Ideas in Motion.

HER Ideas in Motion is a Cleveland-based 501c3 (pending) nonprofit corporation focused on providing training for girls in non-traditional careers of technology and media arts. In addition, HER Ideas in Motion has developed a women-led approach that combines female technical and creative professionals teaching and mentoring girls to provide access to female role models in these fields. Through hands-on workshops, girls learn technical and creative skills from mentors, while gaining leadership skills to build their own projects. By providing access to female role models and teaching girls, HER Ideas in Motion aims to close the gender gap of the less than ¼ percent ratio of women to men working in these fields.

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Media Contact:
Rachel Wilkins Patel, Founder
HER Ideas in Motion