Now running on our 7th 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 held virtually.
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 200 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 links 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).
3:00pm - 6:00pm: Check-in
3:00pm - 4:30pm: Introductions & Team Formation on Discord
4:30pm - 5:00pm: Opening Ceremony
5:00pm - 6:00pm: Sponsors Meet n' Greet!
6:00pm - 6:45pm: [Beginner] Intro to Git with Andrea Baric
6:00pm - 6:45pm: [Intermediate] Intro to UI/UX with Sanjana
7:00pm - 7:45pm: [Beginner] Intro to Web Dev with Hack4Impact
7:00pm - 8:00pm: Google Cloud Workshop [pre-recorded]
8:00pm - 8:45pm: [Beginner] Intro to iOS with Steph Tang
8:00pm - 8:45pm: [Intermediate] Intermediate Web Dev with Hack4Impact
9:00pm - 9:30pm: Speed Dating & Team Formation
9:30pm - 10:30pm: Discord Game Night (Among Us, Code Names, & more!)
8:00am: Hacking Starts
8:00am - 9:30am: Office Hours – Ideation
10:00am - 11:00am: Facebook Panel and Q & A
11:00am - 12:00pm: Add SMS and Voice to your Apps with Twilio
11:00am - 12:00pm: Start-up Workshop with Krish
11:30am - 12:00pm: Soulsmile Club: Tech for Social Good
12:00pm - 1:00pm: Women in Tech Panel!
1:00pm - 2:00pm: How to Ace Tech Interviews with Vanguard
2:00pm - 4:00pm: Skribbl on Discord
2:00pm - 3:00pm: Workout session with Urban Outfitters
2:00pm - 2:30pm: The Percentage Project: Data-Driven Advocacy
3:00pm - 4:00pm: Product Management 101 with Microsoft PM Andrea Baric
4:30pm - 5:00pm: Venture Capital Workshop with Wiress
6:00pm: Draft Submission to Devpost
8:40pm: Final Submission Deadline
8:50pm - 10:00pm: Judging Time
8:50pm - 9:30pm: Demo Fair
9:30pm - 10:00pm: Trivia Night!
10:30pm - 10:45pm: Closing Ceremony
If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org!
Interested in sponsoring FemmeHacks 2022? Feel free to reach out to email@example.com, we'd love to hear from you!