Major League Hacking 2017 Hackathon Season

PixelHacks II
The Bay Area's First All-Female High School Hackathon is Back!
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January 27-28, 2018
Thank you for attending PixelHacks II!


What is a hackathon?

A hackathon is an event that gathers programmers with different abilities to "hack" and create a project in a limited amount of time.

What is PixelHacks?

PixelHacks was founded as the Bay Area's first student-run, all-female high school hackathon. It was a 24-hour, overnight hackathon as attendees work to build a software project that addresses a real-world problem. Our mission is to encourage women to pursue computing and technology and promote diversity in this ever-growing field. In 2017, 70 women attended PixelHacks I. In 2018, 120 women attended PixelHacks II.



09:30 AM - Doors Open

10:00 AM - Opening Ceremony

11:00 AM - Begin Hacking!

12:00 PM - Workshop: Building A Website with HTML/CSS

12:30 PM - Lunch

01:00 PM - Workshop: Intro to UX (User Experience) Design

01:00 PM - Workshop: Creating A Meme Generator App Using Expo

02:00 PM - Workshop: Intro to Virtual Reality

02:00 PM - Workshop: Intro to Android App Development

03:00 PM - Workshop: Non-Traditional Paths to Tech

05:00 PM - Women In Tech Panel

06:00 PM - Workshop: Intro to Machine Learning

07:00 PM - Dinner

09:00 PM - Cup Stacking Activity


Midnight - Midnight Snack

07:30 AM - Breakfast

10:00 AM - End Hacking!

10:15 AM - Judging Begins

12:00 PM - Closing & Awards Ceremony

01:00 PM - End of PixelHacks II

Frequently Asked Questions

PixelHacks II will be held on 1/27-28, 2018 (yes, it is overnight). It will be hosted at Medallia; 450 Concar Dr, San Mateo, CA 94402.

PixelHacks II applications are now closed, sorry!

You don't need to have a team formed beforehand - you can form teams during the hackathon. Each team can have 2 to 4 individuals.

Absolutely not! There will also be workshops where you can improve your skills, mentors throughout the hackathon to help you personally, and you can also learn from other students!

This event, including all food, swag, and prizes, is completely free!

Any high school student who identifies as a female may apply and attend. All participants must follow the MLH code of conduct.

Please register to be a mentor, panelist, or judge here, we'd love to have you!

You should bring a valid ID, laptop, chargers, and other devices you may want to use. Additionally, be sure to bring a sleeping bag, a pillow (if you want), and any toiletries you use.

Women in Tech Panel

Our Team

Catherine Yeo

Executive Director

Tanupa Thaker

Director of Sponsorship

Cymeyna McFarland

Director of Marketing/Outreach

Eva Prakash

Director of Technology

Sandhya Bellary

Sponsorship and Operations

Monica Bellare

Marketing and Technology

PixelHacks II Sponsors

Interested in sponsoring? Please check out our sponsorship prospectus here and email us at!


Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors


Community Supporters

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