We’re making a list and checking it twice! CryptoChicks’ 2019 in review.
Marvel’s Endgame is the number one movie (if not beat by Frozen 2), Billie Eilish claims year’s top album & Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road,” with Billy Ray Cyrus, is the top song and CryptoChicks grew bigger than ever!
This time last year who knew it was going to be an amazing year for CryptoChicks. We hacked, mentored, spoke, organized, advocated and cheered women and youth in blockchain & AI in Pakistan, Switzerland, Australia, Bahamas, Japan and of course here in Canada.
It was also an incredible year of acknowledgments – CryptoChicks were nominated for Blockchain Company of the Year Award at the Canadian FinTech and AI Awards 2018 and 2019 and Diversity Initiative of the Year at the inaugural Women in IT Awards Canada in 2019.
We could not have had such a successful year if not for YOU. We are eternally grateful for our sponsors, mentors, hackers, volunteers, family, friends and cheerleaders. If not for you we would not be looking ahead to 2020 and our best year yet.
Switzerland Youth Hackathon
Lethbridge Uni Hackathon
2019 Toronto Conf + Hackathon
The Bahamas Hackathon
Devcon5, Osaka, Japan
Already on the schedule for 2020
SheHacks in London, Ontario – January 11-12, 2020
ETHDenver in Denver, Colorado – February 14-16, 2020
CryptoChicks Hatchery in Toronto, ON – March 7, 2020
EDCON in Vienna, Austria – April 3-7, 2020
CryptoChicks Hatchery in Toronto, ON – June 6, 2020
CryptoChicks Hackathon in Karachi, Pakistan – TBD
CryptoChicks Hackathon in Vancouver, BC – TBD
CryptoChicks Hackathon and Conference in Toronto, ON – TBD
Youth Blockchain and AI Hackathon in Nassau, Bahamas – TBD
CryptoChicks was founded in July 2017 by Elena Sinelnikova and co-founder Natalia Ameline. Elena’s vision for CryptoChicks was to empower and inspire women interested in learning about cryptocurrencies and blockchain. Elena is a software development team leader “turned serial entrepreneur,” who believes women are significantly underrepresented in technology. Natalia’s expertise lies primarily in strategic financial planning, and she, like Elena, believes women are an immensely talented, albeit untapped, resource in the technological world.
CryptoChicks offer an array of educational opportunities, consulting services, public speakers, event hosts, etc for a variety of industry events including conferences and hackathons.
CryptoChicks’ Hackathons are sprint-like events usually held over a weekend in which budding blockchain & AI developers, mentors, educators, consultants, designers, etc., collaborate on a variety of projects in the blockchain technology industry. Hackathon participants and mentors can include entrepreneurs, programmers, business analysts, marketing professionals, lawyers, graphic designers, etc. The goal — to build a working prototype for a new product, improve an existing product or help solve specific world/industry challenges with blockchain technology.
CryptoChicks’ Hackathons are a positive, constructive way to learn about blockchain technology in an encouraging environment, meet new friends and business contacts while developing new products or finding new solutions to current industry challenges. They can last a few hours or a few days; collaboration at its best in a fun environment.
There are a lot of great minds coming up through the blockchain/AI space and we are privileged to be a part of such a great community. Girls have so much to offer the world in terms of intellect, passion and drive and CryptoChicks aim to help them by facilitating education, mentorship and by introducing them to the world as future leaders and innovators.
We need YOU to keep it going! If you can donate or would like to sponsor one or all of our 2020 events please contact us.
For media contact, consulting and sponsorship opportunities please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stay tuned. We will be announcing a crypto trivia night with Bitcoin Gift Cards as prizes and big announcements for the year ahead.
Happy Holidays and here’s to an incredible 2020!
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Or What To Do When A Bear Gets Behind The Wheel Of Your SUV
Hint, Don’t give him the keys.
See you in 2020!