Find out how Deliveroo’s sponsorship of the Athena Hackathon supports women and non-binary talent in tech
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.
Take a look at some of the key highlights from June’s event
- Over 600 women and non-binary techies (or wannabe techies!) registered
- Over 50 projects submitted at the end of the hackathon
- Over £10,000 in prizes distributed
- Over 30 webinars and workshops
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!
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
We hope you enjoy watching the talks, and congrats again to all the participants!