Transgender hackday brings together community with love of coding

Computer Weekly was invited to Trans*Code’s first ever hackday, which took place 28 March at GoCardless.

Trans*Code was formed to draw attention to transgender issues through hackathons and programming workshops.

The day ran from 8am-7pm and produced ideas such as:

  • A mobile app to enable trans people to call for help from a support network if they get caught in a difficult social situation
  • A website for finding gender neutral toilets (based on OpenStreetMap)
  • A website to help trans people find a personal style that suits their often unconventional body shapes
  • A tool for analyzing attitudes towards trans people on Twitter
  • A mobile app for safely tracking hormone balance

Francine Beleyi attended for Computer Weekly to find out what the Trans community has to offer for the technology world.

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