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.
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 V's location and date are TBD, but stay tuned by joining our mailing list!
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. 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.