BOULDER, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--VictorOps, the real-time incident management company for DevOps teams, today announced its new mentorship program that will kick off on February 20 to support T9Hacks, a 24-hour women's hackathon at the University of Colorado Boulder's ATLAS Institute. The goal of the event is to increase female participation in hackathons and to create an opportunity for students to explore new technologies, solve problems, and build a project as a team.
"Diversifying the software industry is important because it opens the software community to unexplored perspectives and ideas," said Tracee Pettigrew, iOS Engineer, VictorOps. "It's very rewarding to know that lending my help will bring some of these ideas to life during the course of the hackathon."
Providing mentors for T9Hacks is indicative of VictorOps’ ongoing commitment to mentoring students in 2016. The company believes that nurturing the next generation of developers will only serve to enrich the future of technology and allow employees to further fuel innovation.
“We are awestruck by the unexpected amount of support companies like VictorOps are providing for this hackathon,” said Stephanie Wanek, Operations & Outreach Director, ATLAS Institute. “It just goes to show the tight-knit tech community we have here in Boulder and the industry’s commitment to closing the gender gap in technology.”
VictorOps joins Twitter, ThinkTopic and Workday among other notable technology company partners participating in the hackathon. The ATLAS Institute, whose 1,000 students are 65 percent women, is focused on research and teaching in creative technologies and design, with programs that include wearable tech, animation and web/mobile design. T9Hacks will include projects with tangible, artistic, multimedia and electronic components.
T9Hacks will take place from 4pm MT on Saturday, February 20 to 4pm MT on Sunday, February 21. For more information visit: http://t9hacks.org/.
VictorOps is the real-time incident management platform focusing on incident lifecycle management and collaboration for IT and DevOps teams. The solution combines the power of people and data to solve IT problems in real-time. The VictorOps platform seamlessly orchestrates team situational awareness, incident creation, escalation, notification, and remediation with team members regardless of physical location or time of day. Privately held, VictorOps is backed by Costanoa Venture Capital and Foundry Group. For more information, visit www.victorops.com and follow the company on Twitter @VictorOps.