Now running on our 9th year, FemmeHacks is a two-day collegiate hackathon hosted at the University of Pennsylvania by the university’s Women in Computer Science chapter. FemmeHacks aims to empower, educate, and inspire women and non-binary folks across the nation. After forming teams, attendees build a variety of web, mobile, and hardware applications, learn from workshops, and attend various speaker events. This year, FemmeHacks will be back in-person!
FemmeHacks welcomes trans and cis women, non-binary, and gender non-conforming people of all levels of experience – equality for all! Participants range from students from a variety of schools such as University of Pennsylvania, Princeton, Drexel, Rutgers, Bryn Mawr, Villanova, Temple, Haverford, as well as young talents from Philadelphia high schools looking to break into the tech field. Last year, we had over 300 attendees!
FemmeHacks is committed to education — we’ve hosted workshops on all sorts of topics, including GitHub, web development, iOS development and computer graphics. FemmeHacks also gives attendees the opportunity to connect with other women and non-binary people in the general tech community. Last year, over 87% of our attendees said they made at least one valuable connection with a fellow student or mentor! We also have free swag for all attendees and company-sponsored prizes for hackathon winners.
All the meeting locations are available on our Airtable -- please check the Event Location section in the acceptance email to find the Airtable link! All times are in Eastern Standard Time (EST).
4:00pm - 6:00pm: Check-in
4:00pm - 5:00pm: Self-intro & Team Formation
5:00pm - 5:30pm: Opening Ceremony
5:30pm - 6:00pm: Dinner
6:00pm - 6:45pm: Beginner Workshop Intro to Web Dev Pt. 1
6:00pm - 6:45pm: Intermediate Workshop Intro to UI/UX
7:00pm - 7:45pm: Beginner Workshop Intro to Web Dev Pt. 2
7:30pm - 8:30pm: Intermediate Workshop Intro to iOS
8:00pm - 8:45pm: Beginner Workshop Intro to Git
8:00pm - 9:00pm: Beginner Workshop Machine Learning
9:00pm - 9:30pm: Team Formation & Speed Dating
9:30pm - 10:30pm: Game Night!!
7:30am - 8:00am: Breakfast
8:00am: Hacking Starts
8:00am - 9:30am: Office Hours – Ideation
10:30am - 12:00pm: PM Talk
12:30pm - 1:30pm: Lunch
1:00pm - 2:30pm: PhD Talk
3:30pm - 4:30pm: Internship Panel
4:00pm - 5:30pm: Skribble
6:00pm - 7:00pm: Dinner
6:00pm - 8:00pm: Office Hours
8:00pm: Hacking Stops
8:00pm - 8:30pm: Submission Time
8:30pm: Devpost Submission Deadline
8:30pm - 9:10pm: Demo Fair
9:40pm: Closing Ceremony
If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org!
Interested in sponsoring FemmeHacks 2024? Feel free to reach out to email@example.com, we'd love to hear from you!