We shift the ways trans*, gender non conforming, agender and non binary people live by creating technology that economically empowers, improves access to social services, promotes gender safety and community sustainability, while bringing visibility to trans* tech innovators and entrepreneurs.
We launched as a response to the growing social and economic barriers that plague the trans community:
Unemployed at twice the national rate (four times for transgender people of color).
Have incomes of less than $10,000 a year.
Experience immeasurable homelessness.
Suffer overwhelming discrimination when accessing adequate health care, legal services and housing.
Trans*H4CK tackles these social problems by developing new and useful open source tech products that benefit the trans and gender non conforming communities in the following ways:
Promote economic advancement and financial sustainability
Promote attention to or improve services for trans people without homes, that are sex workers, or that are incarcerated.
Increase gender safety
Support the overall wellbeing of the community
Impact to Date:
As a mini incubator, we’ve launched dozens of new applications used across the globe; had over 600 hundred transgender developers, designers, and aspiring coders attend our hackathons; helped secure tech employment for over 50 attendees and helped to birth several startups and social enterprises including: Trans*Code (UK), TransTech SE (US) & RadRemedy (US)
A sample of the apps developed at Trans*H4CK are:
YO Restrooms: Send a Yo to YORESTROOMS and find the closest gender safe bathrooms using REFUGE Restrooms data.
Who Did I Miss: Simple to use form site that contacts conference organizers to encourage and recommend diverse speakers.
Transgress: An app that lets people bypass web filters to access sites about transgender issues and only transgender issues. Check out its feature in WIRED: http://www.wired.com/2014/05/howtobuildakinderwebforthetransgendercommunity/
GenderOverFlow: The premier site for sharing questions and answers about everything trans.
Additionally, our speaker series has featured the stories of leading transgender executives, innovators, and emerging leaders--stories which were previously absent from the tech landscape.
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