ByteHacks is a 24-hour hackathon on September 1st and 2nd at Thoughtworks NYC that encourages women of all ages and skillsets to form teams and create tech projects that have positive social impact.
The hackathon will have workshops, tech talks, mentors, sponsors, and free food! Whether you are a designer, entrepreneur, artist, or coder, ByteHacks welcomes you. We even have a keynote from Limor Fried, founder and CEO of Adafruit!
ByteHacks is open to women of all ages, skillsets, and backgrounds. We want to create an educational atmosphere, so high school and college women are allowed.
Nope! Our hackathon is aimed at women of ALL skill levels -- whether you've never touched a line of code or you're a seasoned veteran. We will have tons of workshops and mentors for beginners to learn. You just need to agree to the MLH Code of Conduct.
Nothing! ByteHacks is completely free to attend. We will provide food, mentors, prizes, workshops, and moral support.
ByteHacks will be held at Thoughtworks in Manhattan, NYC. The address is 99 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016. We will not be providing travel reimbursement.
You should bring an official ID, your laptop and any materials you need, and a sleeping bag if you plan on sleeping.
If you are interested in sponsoring ByteHacks or have a question not listed here, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
9:30 AM: Check-in Begins
10:30 AM: Opening Ceremony
12:00 PM: Lunch
12:15 PM: Hacking Begins + Team Formation/Ideation Session
1:00 PM: Keynote Speech (CEO of Adafruit)
2:30 PM: UX Design (JPMC) + Intro to Google Cloud Platform
3:30 PM: Women in Tech Panel
4:30 PM: Intro to iOS (Twilio) + Intro to Android (Google)
5:30 PM: Professional Headshots + Intro to Python (BlinkHealth)
6:30 PM: Intro to Data Science in Python (BlinkHealth)
7:30 PM: Dinner
9:00 PM: Cup Stacking (MLH)
11:00 PM: Late Night Surprise!
12:00 AM: Midnight Snack (Insomnia Cookies)
2:00 AM: Midnight Snack (Baked by Melissa)
7:30 AM: Breakfast
11:30 AM: Devpost Submissions Due
12:00 PM: Hacking Ends!
12:00 PM: Lunch
12:15 PM: Judging Begins
1:15 PM: Judging Ends
1:45 PM: Closing Ceremony
2:30 PM: ByteHacks Ends