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March 7th: Hack-a-Thon

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At our first Fembot Hack-a-thon, we created the Fembot Bot: an auto-tweeting bot designed to auto-reply to sexist and racist hashtags. Sadly, Twitter shut down the Fembot Bot too quickly. Join us in their memory on Saturday, March 7th, when we will collaborate with coders, software designers, and others at the Annenberg School to build some awe-inspiring feminist tools and interventions.

RSVP! Space is limited.

 UPDATE: This event is now sold out! (Register on our EventBrite page, here.)

Event Details


USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism:
Wallis Annenberg Hall (ANN), RM 106
3630 Watt Way, Los Angeles, CA

Schedule [Subject to Change]:

10 AM – 11:00 AM: Introductions, project pitches, and group formation.

11:00 AM – 12:45 PM: Hacking begins!

12:45 PM – 2:00 PM: Lunch break (lunch is not included).

2 PM – 4 PM: Hacking continues apace!

4 PM- 5 PM: Demos + discussion.

Code of Conduct:

The Ms. Fembot Hack-a-Thon has adopted the Code of Conduct created by the Ada Initiative.

Additional Notes:

This event is BYOL: Bring your own laptop. Light refreshments will be served.

Facilitator:  Karen Estlund, Head, Digital Scholarship Center, University of Oregon.

Lunch Options Nearby:

  • Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, 3607 Trousdale Parkway
  • Seeds Marketplace, 3607 Trousdale Parkway
  • The Habit Burger Grill, 3607 Trousdale Pkwy
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Parking Details

The Hack-a-Thon will be taking place in Wallis Annenberg Hall (ANN), Room 106

There are two parking structures available for weekend parking:

Figueroa Street Entrance at 35th Street (#3)
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Figueroa Street Parking Plaza

Jefferson Boulevard Entrance at McClintock Avenue (#5)
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Various surface lots and Jefferson Boulevard East Parking Plaza

Parking on campus is currently $10. Metered parking is available in the Parking Center for $1.00 per hour.

For more information regarding campus parking, see here.
For campus map, see here.
For interactive campus map, see here.

Wallis Annenberg Hall (ANN), room 106

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Campus Parking

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Closest Lot: Parking Structure A (PSA)

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How to Contribute

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Connect with us:
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Twitter: #MsFembot

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