herHACK 20.22

a female led hackathon

IL CONCETTO

herHACK è il più grande hackathon femminile della Svizzera. La promozione delle donne nelle professioni tecniche è più che mai importante alla luce della crescente carenza di lavoratori qualificati. Con una quota di circa l'80%, gli uomini dominano l'industria tecnologica. Ciò rende ancora più difficile per le donne e per altri gruppi sottorappresentati farsi strada in questo campo. Ecco perché #herHACK si è svolto anche quest'anno con circa 100 partecipanti

2022 SQUADRA VINCENTE

Il primo posto è stato assegnato al progetto "Greender". Questa applicazione mira ad aiutare gli utenti a impegnarsi, agire e avere un impatto positivo sull'ambiente divertendosi. Per farlo, possono scorrere il dito a destra e a sinistra, proprio come in un'app di incontri. Non sono le persone a essere visualizzate, ma i progetti sostenibili a cui possono partecipare. Così facendo, raccolgono punti con cui possono fare acquisti sostenibili nel negozio online corrispondente.

La giuria

Karla Maria Zinreich

Genistat AG - Swiss Data Sience

CEO

Karla Maria Zinreich

Genistat AG - Swiss Data Sience

CEO

Karla Maria Zinreich has a degree in computer science and is the CEO of the Swiss AI start-up ‘Genistat’, where TV and video are made visible to digital systems.

She also runs her own IT consultancy, Zintec GmbH, in Germany.

Karla Maria Zinreich has been working intensively with software developers and universities in Bangladesh for several years, among other things to inspire young women there to pursue careers in the IT industry.

In addition, Karla volunteers for the LGBT community in Zurich. She supports the HAZ association in the area of IT and political decision-making and organises restaurant meet-ups for queer women to strengthen the community.

In her home country Germany, she is committed to youth in sport and finances a support programme for young handball talents.

In 2022, Karla Maria Zinreich will be part of the jury for the largest female-led hackathon in Switzerland "#herHACK" for the first time

Katia Murmann

Schweizer Mediendatenbank (SMD) and swissdox

Chairwomen of the Board of Directors

Katia Murmann

Schweizer Mediendatenbank (SMD) and swissdox

Chairwomen of the Board of Directors

An experienced media manager and board member: Katia has been Chief Product Officer and Editor in Chief for major publications in Switzerland and the Global Media Unit of Ringier AG. She is driving digital transformation and builds bridges between newsrooms, product, technology and data. She is Chairwomen of the Board of Directors at SMD and swissdox, member of the Board of Ringier Serbia as well as Scope AG. 

As a co-founder of the initiatives Edit-a-thon (which aims to bring women's biographies to Wikipedia) and EqualVoice (which aims to increase the visibility of women in media coverage), she is committed to increasing the visibility of women in media and society. She completed several months of advanced training focusing on digital media at the University at Berkeley and General Management at Harvard Business School.

Riccarda Mecklenburg

Verband Frauenunternehmen VFU

President

Riccarda Mecklenburg

Verband Frauenunternehmen VFU

President

Riccarda Mecklenburg is the founder of the organisation ‘What the Hack’, which runs coding workshops for school children and female-driven hackathons.

Riccarda Mecklenburg also runs her own full-service-agency, CrowdConsul, that runs crowdfunding campaigns in Switzerland, and she is a trustee of the Zurich Journalism Prize.

Riccarda Mecklenburg has been President of the Association of Women's Businesses VFU since 2021. The VFU is the largest association of women entrepreneurs in Switzerland. She is also co-founder of the largest female hackathon in Switzerland ‘herHACK20.21’, which took place for the first time in 2021.

Priska Burkard

TechFace.ch

Co-founder

Priska Burkard

TechFace.ch

Co-founder

Priska has worked in the financial industry for over 15 years, managing national and international IT projects for major banks. She began her career in the IT world as a career changer in software engineering and started her own company in 2016. 

As Founder of TechFace, Priska uses her experience as well as her knowledge to support women who want to pursue careers in the technology industry. She is co-founder of ‘Girls in Tech Switzerland’, a global non-profit organisation that aims to inspire and retain women in the tech industry. She understands the difficulties of being a woman in the tech industry and what strengths you need to succeed. That's why Priska wants to help the next generation achieve their dreams and career goals.

herHACK 20.22