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ByteHacks 2018

Thoughtworks NYC, September 1st-2nd, college and high school women.

Info for Hackers


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!

Check out last year's Devpost page, Facebook event, and event pictures!


Who can come to the event?

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.

Do I have to know how to code?

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 .

How much does admission cost? Food?

Nothing! ByteHacks is completely free to attend. We will provide food, mentors, prizes, workshops, and moral support.

Where is it? How do I get there?

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.

What do I bring?

You should bring an official ID, your laptop and any materials you need, and a sleeping bag if you plan on sleeping.

Another question?

If you are interested in sponsoring ByteHacks or have a question not listed here, contact us at !




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

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