The founders of Girl Develop It, a female-centric hacker non-profit, in league with the entrepreneurship startup Jump Thru, understand this. And so, this past weekend, they staged the inaugural Hamptons Hackathon for Humanity. The event -- billed as an "anti-hackathon," and aimed to show that computer programming can be an equally female-friendly endeavor -- brought 16 female technologists, web developers, and venture capitalists together in a luxurious cedar-shingled mansion. There was a masseuse and a pool. The food was good. Sleeping took place in beds.
Despite -- or perhaps motivated by -- the lush surroundings, the group worked tirelessly to produce an interactive game aimed at preventing human trafficking in New York City called Commuting In Traffic. This slideshow captures one day of their work.
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