FAQ

Uhm, yes please!!! FemmeHacks values diversity of age, race, economic status, gender expression, size, physical ability, developmental ability, learning styles, nationality, religion, thought, citizenship status, and sexual orientation. We welcome all disciplines and interests, experience levels, and skill sets. We promote respect and do not tolerate racism, sexism, homophobia, or other discriminatory behavior or expression.
FemmeHacks acknowledges the complicated nature of the word “women,” knowing it may not work for many, and can feel unwelcoming or alienating for some. We use * to specifically and intentionally welcome trans and cis women, as well as nonbinary and gender non-conforming folks :). Equality for all, y'all.
Any college or high student student in the Philly area that identifies as a woman or non-binary is welcome. No experience is required!
Friday night activities will be at Penn Engineering. Check in at Levine Hall, 3330 Walnut St. Saturday will be at Pennovation Center, 3401 Grays Ferry Avenue.
The actual hackathon will take place on Saturday, February 24th, but there will be team matching and hackathon-startup sessions on Friday.
A computer, charger, and enthusiasm :D ...and maybe a bag for all the swag ;)
Yes. There will be tons of mentors, workshops, and other fellow attendees to help you out!
Nothing! Food, drinks, and $w@g provided. Note that there is no travel reimbursement or housing at this time. We will try to hook you up with other FemmeHackers to house you (email ameliago@seas.upenn.edu about our Hostess with the Mostest FB group) but can't guarantee anything.
Absolutely! You will get the chance to make one on Friday night.
Come make amazing memories + friends, network with awesome companies, and develop awesome projects to showcase your skillz in a safe, fun, encouraging, snack-filled environment.