Women Uniting to Solve Global Challenges

Join the Girls in Tech, San Francisco chapter and Hackbright Academy as we innovate for social change for girls and women, by women. We’re tackling topics that deal with girls and women including (but not limited to) the following:

- Homelessness
- Sexual Assault
- Domestic Violence
- Human Trafficking
- Women's Health

Hackathons exist to enable the rapid prototyping of a complex problem and provide a range of solutions in a short period of time. By hacking with us, we are aiming to think bigger for global change with tech, whilst also allowing impassioned women to engage in innovation and entrepreneurship within our tech ecosystem.

We are calling all women and men across the globe, including developers, designers, product developers, and entrepreneurs, plus businesses that want to embrace the idea of Social Innovation or initiatives that combine a positive mission with business.

This hackathon is beginner friendly and for participants new to coding or hackathons. However, any and all levels are welcome. No team? No problem - You'll get opportunities to network and connect with like-minded hackers in our community before any hacking begins. Form a team, solve a problem, create something awesome, present it to the audience and win prizes!

 

Saturday, July 8th

10 AM - Welcome & Team Formations
11 AM - Keynote
12:30 PM - Lunch
2 PM - Hack!
6 PM - Dinner
8 PM - Hack!
11 PM - 9:30 AM Hack All Night!

Sunday, July 9th

9:30 AM - Breakfast
10 AM - Hack!
12:30 PM - Lunch
1:30 PM - 1-hour warning
2:30 PM - Hacking stops
3 PM - Pitch & Presentations
5 PM - Dinner & Deliberations
6 PM - Judges award prizes
7 PM - Closing remarks

 

View full rules

Eligibility

Any developer, designer, or entrepreneur eligible to enter the hackathon.

Requirements

Participants must create a prototype or MVP of a new product. The idea of the hack can be conceived previously however all code and work must be completed within the time limits of the event.

Judges

Robin Ducot

Robin Ducot
DocuSign, VP of Engineering

Bonnie Schulkin

Bonnie Schulkin
Hackbright, Engineer Instructor

Mike Lin

Mike Lin
Angel Investor, Entrepreneur, Designer

Mary Martinez

Mary Martinez
WOMAN INC, Peer Services Manager

Judging Criteria

  • Development
  • Design
  • Pitch/Presentation
  • Theme/Impact
  • Awesomeness