• PWIT AI Hackathon

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    About the Hackathon

    On October 28th in Porto, the PWIT AI Hackathon provided a supportive and inclusive environment for women to learn, collaborate, and innovate in AI.


    As AI had already revolutionized industries and societies, this was your chance to have been part of the driving force, pushing boundaries, and making a real impact. Whether you were an experienced AI developer or were just stepping into the world of coding, this hackathon welcomed all skill levels.


    Guided by mentors with a wealth of experience, participants had the opportunity to learn, grow, and refine their abilities. Beyond the competition, this event celebrated community and learning.


    Check the video below to see what happened at the event 👇.

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    Challenges focused on fostering Diversity and Inclusion inside and outside organizations.

    • Gender Equality in the Workplace: Develop an AI solution that analyzes workplace data to identify and address gender bias, providing actionable insights to promote equal opportunities, fair pay, and a more inclusive work environment.
    • Education Empowerment: Build an AI-driven educational tool that helps girls and young women explore and excel in STEM subjects, using interactive learning methods and adaptive content to foster a love for technology.
    • Personalized Career Development: Create an AI career coach that offers tailored advice, learning resources, and skill-building recommendations to help women in tech navigate their career paths and achieve their professional goals.
    • Inclusive Language and Communication: Develop an AI tool that promotes gender-neutral and inclusive language in written and spoken communication, helping to eliminate biases and stereotypes.

    These challenges not only tap into the immense potential of AI but also address important issues facing women in the tech industry and society at large. They encourage creative problem-solving while fostering a sense of purpose and impact.


    These are some ideas that we think could be beneficial for every company/organization. Feel free to explore them or other societal challenges.

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    09.00am - Check-in Teams & Networking

    09.30am - Welcome Note

    09.45am - Challenges Details

    10:00am - Teams Start Working

    01.00pm - Lunch

    02.00pm - Back to Work

    02.00pm to 04.00pm - Parallel Mentorship Sessions

    04.00pm - Power Up / Energizing Session (10 minutes)

    06.30pm - Jury pre-selects the 3 finalist teams

    06.30pm - STOP

    06.45pm - Final Pitch (top 3 finalists)

    07.15pm - Cocktail & Networking

    08.00pm - Winners Announcement & Closing Remarks

    08.30pm - Wrap-Up

  • Mentors

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    Lúcia Mendes

    Senior QA Engineer at Beyond

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    Alexandre Martins

    Senior Software Engineer at Beyond

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    Pedro Marques

    Senior Full Stack Engineer at LiveTiles

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    João Reis

    Data Science Lead at DEUS

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    Rudo Usai

    Associate Business Process Analyst at Salsify

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    Olena Protsenko

    Business Process Analyst at Salsify

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    Juliana E.

    Product Manager at Salsify

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    Bianca Martins

    Customer Success Manager at Salsify

  • Jury Members

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    Patricia Soares da Costa

    CEO and Branding Consultant at MARQUINISTA

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    Celia Bras

    COO at Adclick

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    Isabel Horta

    Head of Customer Intelligence & Data Science @Universo Sonae

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