Black Girls CODE and Colgate-Palmolive Push Girls to Code a Brighter Future in Hackathon

San Francisco, CA, September 22, 2017 —- Continuing its mission to teach one million girls to code by 2040, Black Girls CODE, in partnership with Colgate-Palmolive, will host its second Code a Brighter Future Hackathon. The event will take place on Friday, September 22 – Sunday, September 24, at Galvanize (44 Tehama Street, San Francisco, CA 94105).

The three-day girls-only hackathon welcomes students of all experience levels in sixth through twelfth grade to work collaboratively in teams to create apps and tools to address social issues in their communities. At past hackathons, teams created mobile applications to track lost pets, connect people with local mentors and improve processes such as feeding the homeless. Throughout this experience, teams will be paired with technical mentors and volunteers for assistance and direction. The teams will conclude the weekend with presentations and live demos on stage.

At the end of the hackathon, a panel of industry judges will select the teams that will win an array of prizes from Black Girls CODE partner, Colgate-Palmolive. The first place team will receive a $4,000 scholarship ($1,000 per team member), the second place team will receive a Tech Pack, the third place team will receive an Amazon Gift Card and the fourth place team will receive an iTunes Gift Card.

To register a girl for this free event, please visit

About Black Girls CODE
Since 2011, Black Girls CODE has been committed to providing girls from underrepresented community’s access to technology and 21st century skills necessary to become tech leaders. Having reached more than 8,000 young women in 14 chapters around the world, Black Girls CODE’s organizational vision is to increase the number of women of color in the digital space by empowering girls of color ages 7 to 17 to become innovators in STEM fields, and builders of their own futures through exposure to computer science and technology.

About Colgate-Palmolive
Colgate-Palmolive is a leader in the field of global consumer products, focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. Colgate distributes and sells its products to over 200 countries and territories around the world under internationally recognized brand names such as Colgate, Palmolive, Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, elmex, Tom’s of Maine, Sanex, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet, Hill’s Prescription Diet and Hill’s Ideal Balance. For more information about Colgate and their global business, visit their website at

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