2016 Systers Pass It On Award Winner
Project: Hackathon for Humanity — Cluj Edition
By using the tech talent Romania has, regardless of gender, programmers can be exposed to exciting experiences and the open source communities in need of contributors. However, the outsourcing industry is leading, and most programmers therefore export their talent. Open source and social entrepreneurship are not spread out well, either. To bring awareness to the issue, Melania aims to organize a weekend-long hackathon dedicated to building software for social good and help organizations that are already on this path.
“Currently, Romania has the highest percentage of girls studying computer science in Europe, around 13%, a still lower rate than men, who sum up to 33%,” Melania stated.