We’re excited to announce that this month’s Hack Night will be a special Lightning Talk Edition! 

Come enjoy a variety of Lightning Talks from the Girl Develop It Columbus community! Cheer your friends on as they conquer public speaking, possibly for the first time. Provide written, constructive feedback for the speakers to improve their craft. Learn some new things! Most of all, have a blast with this, your amazing community.

Our speakers, in order of appearance:

David Amaya
Can We Build the Perfect Team?

Parker Dyer
Konami Code and Cats

Ramasa Emmerson
My life after sight: A journey of growth

Todd Harris
Latin for Techies: Why You Should Learn a Foreign Language

Abby Haseley
Spot the Imposter

Alexandria Kalika
When Raspberry Pi and Splunk collide!

Craig Kaminski
Is That Code or Did a Cat Walk on Your Keyboard?


Special thanks to tonight’s food and t-shirt sponsor, Joyent!


ALL coding levels invited, from total beginners to programming mentors! Meet other women in tech, learn about our activities and announcements, or bring a code project to work on!

New in 2016: A more informative Hack Night! Come for lightning talks, Q&A sessions, Fish Bowl discussions, and more. Have ideas or want to present? Contact us and share that idea magic!


Huge shout-out to our Hack Night sponsor, CoverMyMeds! They’re a fantastic company that helps doctors and pharmacists improve patients’ lives. They employ developers of all levels and in many languages, and provide an awesome, fun place to work! https://www.covermymeds.com


What to Expect

Members of GDI Columbus, women and allies, meeting together each month. Some people bring laptops to work on projects; others prefer to just chat. Chapter leaders make announcements, meet & greet members, and organize activities.

Have questions on a code problem? Just starting out and not sure where to begin? Join us!

Love code and want to share that in an inclusive environment? Want to support the education of women in technology? Join us!

Hack Night Help Boards: Add your name to one of these boards and a topic that you either need help with, or can provide help on, and let the connections happen!

Lending Library: Check out or donate books on programming, design, and development.

Looking forward to seeing you!