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