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Two women from ITS mentoring at Hack the Gender Gap hackathon Oct. 24-26

Senta Chmiel and Ashley Mulligan will represent Information Technology Services this weekend as mentors for the Hack the Gender Gap Hackathon.

Women from WVU, Howard University, Penn State, Georgetown, Syracuse and other schools will be traveling to the new Innovation Lab atWVU’s Reed College of Media to participate.

The three-day event begins Friday, Oct. 24 at 8:30 p.m. with a live broadcast and interactive discussion with panelists at Google.

On Saturday, participants will work in teams to envision, map and pitch a start-up use for wearable technology that delivers a singular idea, product, service or process to solve a problem in the media industry.

On Sunday, the ideas will be presented to a panel of judges from the media and technology industries. The winners will be featured on thePBS MediaShift website.

Ashley will be live tweeting under her Twitter handle, @wvashleyg, and the hashtag #gendergap. Senta’s Twitter handle is @sfchmiel.

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For more about the event itself, click here: