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HS Hacks III: March 25-26, 2017

Superposition: June 10-11, 2017

FemHacks is an Ideathon for girls, where they will learn to code and build projects.

The mission of FemHacks is to encourage more girls to become engaged in technology. We welcome girls with minimal or no coding experience to attend this event in order to gain introductory experience to the fields of technology and computer science. FemHacks will provide programming workshops of varying skill levels, as well as speaker panels from women working in the tech industry. The event will culminate in a team competition to create a project following the FemHacks’ theme of “breaking stereotypes.”

Schedule

  • 9 AM Registration
  • 9:30 Keynote Speaker
  • 10 AM Workshops
  • Noon Lunch/Team Formation
  • 1 PM Project Time
  • 3 PM Judging and Awards
  • 4 PM All done!

FAQs

  • What is an Ideathon?

    An Ideathon is a beginner-friendly, all day coding event, similar to a Hackathon. However, we emphasize teaching participants coding skills before they go on to build their projects.

  • What if I don't know how to code?

    Don't worry, FemHacks is for beginners! We will spend the morning teaching you the necessary coding skills during our workshops.

  • Who can participate?

    All high school and middle school girls are invited to come regardless of coding knowledge.

  • How are teams formed?

    We encourage teams of up to 4 members. If you have a team already, that's great; if not, we will have a team forming activity.

  • What should I bring?

    Please bring your laptop and charger, as well as a form of identification (student ID). Bring your signed liability form!

  • How much does it cost to attend?

    Nothing! FemHacks will also provide free snacks, lunch, and goodies.

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Help Sponsor or Mentor

FemHacks would not be possible without the help of sponsors or mentors. From providing coding knowledge to company swag, we need your help to run a successful event! Click below for more information.
Sponsor: donations will go toward food, prizes, and resources to aid our attendees and volunteers. Click "Sponsor" for a detailed rundown on possible contributions.
Mentor/Volunteer: a helping hand can be one of the most impactful resources for our budding coders.

Workshops

  • Introduction to CyberSecurity

    Stanford University student Maggie Engler will teach the basic concepts of cybersecurity with fun activities.

  • Make School's Coding for Beginners

    This workshop will cover the following concepts: data types, variables, functions, control flow/conditional statements, loops, and nesting.

  • Make School's Build a Mobile App

    For attendees with a strong grasp of CS fundamentals and familiarity with object oriented programming, we recommend this workshop on IOS app development. Please come with Xcode installed on your computer.

  • Build your own website

    Ideal for those who have little to no programming experience, learn the development skills to build a website from scratch.

Perks

  • Company Swag

    All attendees and volunteers will receive cool gifts from sponsoring tech companies (i.e. plushies and stickers from Basecamp)!

  • FemHacks Merch

    All attendees and volunteers will get to be the proud owner of a FemHacks t-shirt and sticker!

  • Ideathon Winners

    The winning teams will receive a special prizes ranging from scholarships to gift certificates!