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Announcing Father Daughter Hack Day June 15, 2013

HER Ideas in Motion Hosts Tech Workshop for Fathers and Daughters - FATHER DAUGHTER HACKDAY June 15, 2013

Cleveland, Ohio (May 1, 2013) – HER Ideas in Motion, Northeast Ohio’s first technology and media program for girls, will be hosting a Father Daughter HackDay featuring a hands-on activities in technology and career role-modeling for girls. The workshop will take place at Lean Dog Software on Saturday, June 15th, 2013. HER Ideas in Motion is the first organization to feature professional technologist teaching real-world skills to girls.

Five area technology professionals from Progressive Insurance, Rosetta, LeanDog Software, NetApp, and Keybank lead hands-on activities for fathers and daughters to explore together. Pairs learn real world skills used in technology, while making their own projects together that they can take home after the event. Complimentary lunch and dessert will be provided.

Saturday, June 15, 2013
10:00-1:30 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: “Father Daughter Hackday is about Father's encouraging daughters to try new things and become makers of technology, not just users. Together, fathers and daughters will make a project together that's a keepsake of their experience.”

This event features Cleveland native Jen Ellis, who works professionally in Web Design and Development at Progressive Insurance, 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 to build their own projects, while meeting professional role models. 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