Remitly to sponsor the Technica 2022 hackathon

SEATTLE, Oct. 13, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Remitly Global, Inc., (NASDAQ: RELY) (“Remitly”), a leading global provider of digital financial services for immigrants and their families, today announced now that he is a Gold sponsor of Technicalthe world’s largest hackathon for underrepresented genders.

For 24 hours, Technica provides a welcoming environment for new and experienced hackers to develop their skills. Participants have the opportunity to create new apps, websites, or hardware projects, explore their interests and learn new skills, and build community within the tech industry. This year’s hackathon is expected to bring together more than 2,000 students from several hundred educational institutions.

During the hackathon, Remitly will offer a workshop, “Creating better products through continuous integration, continuous delivery, continuous deployment, test-driven development and empathy,” presenting techniques allowing students to improve the quality of their projects. Remitly also created the hackathon award category “Best Hacking Project that Benefits Immigrants or International Students”.

“Remitly was created on the foundation of equity and inclusion, and we recognize the need to foster greater inclusion within the technology industry,” said Erin Pierpoint, vice president of acquisition. talent at Remitly. “As a sponsor of this event, we are proud to join the Technica community and partner in efforts to create a more diverse and inclusive technology environment for all genders. We look forward to meeting participants in person and online.

Technica 2022 will take place October 15-16, 2022 at the University of Maryland Hotel as well as virtually through Technica’s platform. To learn more, visit gotechnica.org/.

About Technica

Technica is the nonprofit organization behind the world’s largest hackathon for underrepresented genders and affiliated programs and events, organized by University of Maryland students. The Technica Hackathon takes place every fall, this year on October 15-16, 2022. For 24 hours, Technica hackers are immersed in tech culture and encouraged to exercise their imaginations to create interesting and innovative hacks.
Navigating the COVID-19 pandemic and striving to expand access to Technica’s unique community, Technica is a global hybrid event both in-person at the University of Maryland and online through its custom virtual platform . In 2021 Technica hosted 2002 hackers, 297 in person and 1705 virtually in 43 US states, 30 countries and 5 continents.

About Remitly

Remitly is a leading provider of digital financial services for immigrants and their families in over 170 countries around the world. Remitly helps immigrants send money home safely, reliably and seamlessly. Its digital native cross-border remittance application eliminates the long wait times, complexities and fees typical of traditional remittance processes. Building on its strong foundation, Remitly is expanding its product line to further its mission of transforming financial services for immigrants around the world. Founded in 2011, Remitly is headquartered in Seattle and has seven offices around the world, including London, Cork, Singapore, Manila and Managua.

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