Innovation means shaping the future. If done right, it means creating a better tomorrow. The team at HYPE wants to add our voices – and yours! – to create a fairer world. A world where gender equality is a reality and every person gets the opportunity to speak up and make a difference.
For most of us, Friday at 5 p.m. signals the start of the weekend. We shut down our computers and power up our Netflix, or sign onto Zoom for a virtual happy hour or game night. But for the 250+ student hackers in this year's ElleHacks hackathon, the evening of Friday, January 15th, looked a little different as Canada's largest and first all-women student-run hackathon kicked off.
Editor's Note: This blog post was co-authored by Natalie Turner.
When we talk about innovation, we often talk about harnessing people's creative energies, and then turning that energy into something of value. How can we help people collaborate and create new things?