Thanks to all of our supporters. We're well on our way to reaching 70% of the goal!
We have 88 supporters in a period of a month and have raised 55% of our goal! Help us reach the finish line!
With a $5 donation you can help #transgender coders/artists/entrepreneurs build mobile apps for the trans community. #transh4ck
Funds raised for Trans*H4CK will be used to pay the trans people working for the event!
We are almost at 60% of the goal! Help fund the worlds first hackathon for transgender empowerment!
Thanks to all of our 81 supporters who are helping transgender people and allies create tech for social good! Want to join in?
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Only $49 away from our tipping point! Help fund the worlds first hackathon for transgender empowerment!
We are only $79 away from meeting half our goal! Help trans coders and allies build technology for social good! #transh4ck
We can reach the halfway mark today with your support! Fund the first ever hackathon centered on the trans community!
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Thanks for all the support! We are almost 40% to our goal! #transgender #tech #hack #collaboration
Trans*H4CK welcomes ALL people-trans, cis, and allies-to collaborate in the hackathon!
The organizer of @TransH4CK, Dr. Kortney Ryan Ziegler will keynote this years #trans march in San Francisco.
Dr. Angela Davis discusses the plight of imprisoned black trans women
I plan to use Popcorn.js to make a mashup of youtube #trans testimonials @TransH4CK showing our similarities across race/gender/class.
The following infographic is drawn from the report A Broken Bargain: Discrimination, Fewer Benefits and More Taxes for LGBT Workers. Let's think about how we can use this data to transform it. #transh4ck
Infographic on Transgender Workers
We are excited to see the momentum the hackathon is creating. Thank you to our recent sponsors!
Research shows that transgender people are unemployed at 2x the national rate"“4x for transgender people of color; have incomes of less than $10,00 a year; experience homelessness at 2x the rate of non-trans people; and suffer overwhelming discrimination when it comes to accessing adequate healthcare and legal services. This problem not only affects transgender adults but trans and gender nonconforming youth as well. A necessary step in addressing anti-transgender bias is to create technology that socially empowers transgender individuals. Imagine if there existed a mobile phone app that helps individuals find trans friendly doctors or an app that profiles safe space job opportunities for trans people across the country? Trans*H4CK is a space in which to turn these possibilities into reality.
Over the course of 48-hours, developers, designers, activists, community members, youth and entrepreneurs invested in the betterment of the lives of trans and gender nonconforming people, will share ideas and create apps, websites and products that provide solutions in challenging anti-transgender discrimination.
Money raised will be used for space rental, travel sponsorships for out of town participants, payment for guest speakers and prizes.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZER:
Dr. Kortney Ryan Ziegler is an Oakland, CA based artist, scholar and entrepreneur. He is the first person to hold the Ph.D of African American Studies from Northwestern University. He is the director of "STILL BLACK: a portrait of black transmen," a groundbreaking documentary that profiles the lives black transgender men. Dr. Ziegler is also a writer and self-publishes a collection of essays on his GLAAD Media Award nominated blog, blac (k) ademic
So far in 2013, Dr. Ziegler was named one of the Top 40 Under 40 LGBT Activists by The Advocate Magazine, was listed on the inaugural Trans 100 list, was awarded The 2013 Authentic Life Award from Transgender Law Center and is the recipient of the Outstanding Service Award from the Esteem Awards. Currently, Dr. Ziegler is building the capacity of Who We Know, a social enterprise centered on economic empowerment for transgender people through entrepreneurship, with Trans*H4CK its first public event.