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HoHoTO is Toronto's digital community holiday benefit bash
HoHoTO is Toronto's digital community holiday benefit bash

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Prior to the introduction of the home computer and the gendered marketing of it as a 'boy' device, women were very active in the field and saw a sharp increase in their numbers between 1970 and 1984. Women representation in the field peaked in 1984 when 37% of computer science degrees were awarded to women; by 2011, according to the Computing Research Association, that number fell to 12%.

http://www.npr.org/sections/money/2014/10/17/356944145/episode-576-when-women-stopped-coding

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Pick one. 27 Question to Ask Instead of “What Do You Do?” Here's how to try to connect with someone new at #hohoto

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Get an early-bird admission ticket to #HoHoTO until December 6, 2015 at 10 pm.

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Many thanks to Curtis Brown for creating this video with footage from December 2013. For more about Curtis, please see: http://curtbrown.ca

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VIDEO: A little summary of how #HoHoTO came to be by Ryan Coleman.

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Our website has been updated! Please learn more the party: http://hohoto.ca/
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Save the date! Full details coming. Please join the Facebook event too: https://www.facebook.com/events/1147819958570075/

This holiday season, we’re bringing together Toronto’s digital mavens to celebrate our community and open up new opportunities for our next generation of founders, funders, and tech professionals.

Come join us, and let’s start shaping our future for the better.

HoHoTO began in 2008 with a call to arms on Twitter: Toronto’s digital mavens can do more for our community.

From that first event and every year that’s followed, we’ve fed countless Torontonians with over $350,000 raised for the Daily Bread Food Bank.

This year, impact and opportunity are our focus, as we bring the digital community together in support of organizations that directly affect beneficial change in our technology ecosystem.

Organizations With Impact
Participating in HoHoTO year-round, beginning with this year’s holiday event Dec 11, 2015, are a number of organizations who are helping to drive opportunity, diversity, and innovation in the workplace now and in the future.

HoHoTO will be the hub that connects their efforts to engage more women and minorities in entrepreneurial, digital, and engineering pursuits.

This year’s participating organizations include:

YWCA Toronto’s Girls’ Centre
Ladies Learning Code, and their women & youth coding and technology programs.

It Begins With the Girls’ Centre
The YWCA Toronto’s Girls’ Centre in east Toronto is the only centre of its kind in Canada.

This centre serves girls ages 9-18, of all ethnicities and belief systems, by providing a safe space, food, activities, and learning programs, 7 days a week.

With our collective efforts, we can provide over 400 girls with new opportunities in business and technology.

Our 3-year mission, beginning in 2015, is to fund the entire annual budget of the Girl’s Centre. Then open another.

This year, we’ll be supporting the Girls’ Centre with your sponsorship dollars and by rallying professional women as mentors.

Your support will go a long way towards reaching these goals.

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