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. We've grown from 70 attendees at PixelHacks I in 2017 to over 170 attendees in PixelHacks III in 2019.
Coming Soon! We'll have a variety of workshops around the basics and latest of the tech world. For planning purposes, the hackathon should last from approximately 9am on 1/25 to 2pm on 1/26.
8:15 AM - Doors Open
9:00 AM - Opening Ceremony
10:00 AM - Begin Hacking!
11:00 AM - AppInventor: Intro to App Development
12:00 PM - iOS: Intro to App Development
12:30 PM - Lunch is served
01:00 PM - Workshops TBA
02:00 PM - AI & Art Workshop
05:00 PM - Women in Tech Panel
06:30 PM - Dinner is served
09:00 PM - Destressing Activity!
12:00 AM - Midnight Snack
07:30 AM - Breakfast is served
10:00 AM - Submissions due
10:15 AM - Start judging
11:30 AM - Judges deliberate, NCWIT Post-Event Survey & PixelHacks IV survey
12:00 PM - Closing Ceremony + Awards
01:00 PM - End of PixelHacks IV
PixelHacks IV will be held on 1/25-26, 2020 (yes, it is overnight). It will be hosted at Qualcomm; 3165 Kifer Rd, Santa Clara, CA 95051.
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!
NEW FOR 2020: Any eligible students not located in the Bay Area may apply for travel grants through Execute Big’s Travel Grant. However, if you plan to fly in, you MUST have filled this form by January 1, 2020! Otherwise, any high school student who identifies as a female may apply and attend. See you there!
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.