See some ways Deliveroo champion women and non-binary people in tech

Find out how Deliveroo’s sponsorship of the Athena Hackathon supports women and non-binary talent in tech

Hack on!

In June 2022, Deliveroo was one of the main sponsors for the Athena Hackathon! The on-site event (with a virtual build-up), organised every year by ShowCode, aims to encourage, inspire and champion some of the amazing women and non-binary talent in the tech industry.

We spent the hacking weekend speaking to prospective talent, encouraging the hackers, handing out Deliveroo Swag and providing technical mentorship with the support of our Data Science org.

Deliveroo representatives at the hackathon

Take a look at some of the key highlights from June’s event

Whilst it was fantastic to see the winning projects and watch the collective hard work come to fruition, overall participation in the event was the most important thing. The dedication and passion for technology and solution building was palpable and we proudly fuelled the good work (which ran into the small hours!) with our “Dinner with Deliveroo” catering service. A huge well done to the team behind Data Saver Mode, a team of individuals who met and teamed up at the event, and also won the competition!

Hackathon winners

Building the skills

The Athena Hackathon was punctuated with workshops, webinars and tutorials and our very own engineers, engineering managers and data scientists participated in the event and delivered presentations on the following:

Gina Wiley spoke about overcoming Imposter Syndrome

Mathilda Thompson gave a brief introduction to how the internet works

Erika Morena Sierra spoke about her transition from IC to manager

Alina Nastasoiu explained how we tell stories with data at Deliveroo

Alina Nastasoiu presenting

We hope you enjoy watching the talks, and congrats again to all the participants!

About Natalia Eremeeva

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I’ve been working as a Technical Recruiter at Deliveroo since June 2021. As a Recruiter I am passionate about connecting people with their dream jobs. Find me on LinkedIn