On March 12-13, 2016, the BenchmarkXPRT Development Community teamed up with ChickTech to host the XPRT Women Code-a-thon. We’d like to thank all of the participants and organizers for making this event a success. Congratulations to the winners, who took home $5000 in cash prizes. Thanks for your excellent work!
If you missed the code-a-thon, you can meet some of the participants and learn more by watching the Women Coding for Change videos. Discover the stories on YouTube.
Are you a software programmer in the Seattle area? On March 12-13, join ChickTech and the BenchmarkXPRT Development Community for a two-day code-a-thon, and add your voice to the tools that people around the world use to measure today’s hottest devices. All participants have the chance to win up to $2,500 in cash prizes.
What’s always too slow on your mobile device? What’s frustrating to do, even though it should be fast and easy? What if you could contribute to an app that tests the speed of those everyday actions, so it was easier for everyone to buy the best device for them?
The BenchmarkXPRT tools, or XPRTs, are apps that empower buyers everywhere to test how well devices handle everyday activities. In the XPRT Women Code-a-Thon, you’ll create a small app, or “workload,” that mimics an action you do on a mobile device every day. This workload will be eligible for inclusion in WebXPRT or MobileXPRT, so users can see how well different devices work on the kinds of common tasks you do every day. For example, you might wonder how long it takes to put a filter on a short video. Now you can find out – by simulating that process and testing your code! (For more about workloads, check out the “What exactly am I building?” question in the Event FAQ.)
Your workload can be Web-based or Android-based. To see the judging criteria, read the “What constitutes a successful workload?” and “How do the judging and prizes work?” questions in the Event FAQ.
You may code on your own or with a partner in a team of two.
What you bring to the table
What we bring to the table
Please also note that because Principled Technologies will be creating a video about the event, all participants must sign an on-camera release form.
Want to learn more? Dive into the details of the XPRT Women Code-a-Thon below.
ChickTech envisions a safe, inclusive, and innovative technology future that includes equal pay, participation, and treatment of women. It is dedicated to retaining women in the technology workforce and increasing the number of women and girls pursuing technology-based careers.
Principled Technologies, Inc. (PT) is the leading provider of technology assessment, fact-based marketing, and eLearning services. PT is the publisher of the XPRT family of benchmarks and the administrator of the BenchmarkXPRT Development Community. In this role, PT
The BenchmarkXPRT Development Community is a forum where registered members can contribute to the process of creating and improving the XPRTs. If you are not currently a community member, we encourage you to join! (And yes, that means you – our community is open to everyone, from software developers to interested consumers.) Not only will you get early releases of future versions of the XPRTs, you’ll also be able to download the source code (available to members only) and influence the future of the apps. Learn more about the BenchmarkXPRT Development Community with a quick video, or register now!
Although ChickTech and Principled Technologies will focus on anyone who identifies as a woman/girl for these events and our goal is to empower women/girls, we also welcome those who identify as men as participants. Any person may be asked to not participate and/or leave if they are being disruptive or creating an unwelcome environment for others.
ChickTech and Principled Technologies do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, including, but not limited to, hiring and firing of staff and selection of volunteers and vendors. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, and program participants.