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Assiting to Hackathons empower my life

Startup Bus Hackathon

It is not common that women assits to hackathons, but for me is a way to create new things to inspire my self and to empower.

My first Hackathon was an Startup Weekend, when I went to this Hackathon I reinvent myself, I didn't knew that with technology you can invent and create a whole different world. After this startup weekend my mind start to change to create new things.

Then I went to a real code Hackathon where I was the only woman, I was very amazed but the cool thing it was that my team won.

The best experience assisting to hackathons was when I went to Tech Crunch disrupt Hackathon, in the middle of Silicon Valley the entrepreneurial land, I felt that I belong there.

Its amazing to feel that you can create something, being in Hackathons change my life, and thats why now a days I am creating Epic Queen.

This story was written for World Pulse’s Women Weave the Web Digital Action Campaign. Learn more »

Presenting at Tech Crunch disrupt hackthon
Tech Crunch disrupt hackthon



Anita Muhanguzi's picture

well done

Thank you my dear sister for sharing. Please continue to post more inspirational stories so that we can learn more about your work. Stay blessed my dear sister.

Mrs. Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi
Head of Legal and Advocacy
Centre for Batwa Minorities
Skype: mrs_muhanguzi

anakarenart's picture


Yes of course I wrote every day in spanish on my blog and organization:
Sorry if I wrote typos on my story but my first language is not english.

Ana Karen Ramirez
Founder Epic Queen

Kadidia's picture



That must have been a wonderful experience.
Can you offer more details about Epic Queen?

Kadidia Doumbia

Jumi's picture


Dear Anakarenart:

I'm not too familiar with Hackathons but it sounds like you had a really good experience. I wish you well in your future endeavours.

Take care

Dani26's picture

Thanks for sharing your story

Hi Anakarenart

Thanks for sharing your story. I haven't heard of hackathons before, but it sounds like something that you're really passionate about which is great to hear. I love it when you say that you felt that you belonged in Silicon Valley - yep, women definitely belong in tech, and sounds like you're a real trailblazer in the field! I would love to hear more about what you do as part of the hackathons and how you found out about them.

Best wishes for your future hackathons!


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