LadyHacks is a community event for women of all skill levels to work collaboratively on projects using technology to provide solutions. Beginners and the tech-curious are especially encouraged to attend, as are experienced technologists who are interested in sharing their knowledge and skills while working on projects that they are passionate about.
Please note that this is not an overnight event! Unfortunately there is not a clear way to indicate that on the ticketing page. For details on the schedule, please see our schedule page.
LadyHacks follows the model of a civic hackathon, which emphasizes creating projects for the greater good. This year’s theme is A <? Room() ?> of One’s Own, inspired from Virginia Woolf's 1929 essay, A Room of One’s Own, which argued that women’s lack of access to education, financial independence and a room of their own held them back from achieving equality with men in the sphere of publishing. We encourage teams to consider what Room() should return today in order to achieve gender equity in STEM fields, and to build projects aiming to do just that.
LadyHacks is organized and run by team of dedicated volunteers. We do charge a small entry fee of $10 to participants. One hundred percent of this admission fee will be donated to TechGirlz, a non-profit organization that encourages middle school aged girls to consider careers in technology through classes, workshops and mentorship programs.
For more information, please see our FAQ.