ByteHacks is an all-women 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! Our Keynote speaker this year is the Founder and CEO of Adafruit, Limor Fried. Whether you are a designer, entrepreneur, artist, or coder, ByteHacks welcomes you.
Check-in starts on Sept 1st, 2018 at 9:30 AM. The venue is Thoughtworks NYC -99 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016. There will be a team formation event for those without teams. The Closing Ceremony is at 1:45 PM on Sunday, Sept 2nd and attendees may leave at 2:30PM. You do not have to stay overnight, however, you do have to be present both days to submit a project and be eligible for prizes.
Join our Facebook group to connect with other participants and to ask questions.
Schedule and more info can be found at our website, bytehacks.org.
$5,240 in prizes
Herschel Backpacks + Benefit Makeup Bags
Drones + Benefit Makeup Bags
Google Home Minis + Benefit Makeup Bags
Best Hack for Disaster Relief & Recovery
Bose SoundLink Wireless Headphones II
Best Use of Twilio API
Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Camera
Best Use of Open Source Data
Two Sigma Swag Bags + Gift Cards
Best Beginner Hack
Byte Academy (NYC Python workshop)
Best Education Hack (2)
JetBrains Licenses + Benefit Makeup Bags
Best Hack for Equality/Diversity
Benefit Makeup Bags + Anker Portable Chargers
Best Health Hack
Beach Towel + a Tote + a $50 AMEX Gift Card
Sketch Licenses + Benefit Makeup Bags
Best Environmental Hack
Twitter Swag Bags + Solar backpacks
Most Entrepreneurial Hack
Sketch Licenses + #BUILTBYGIRLS Sparkly Sweaters
Best Hack for Food/Water/Shelter
Benefit Makeup Bags + Amazon Gift Cards
Best use of Google Cloud Platform
Google Home MInis for each team member
Best Domain Name from Domain.com
Raspberry Pi & PiHut Essential Kit for each team member
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Anyone who identifies signifiantly as female is welcome to attend. Non-binary individuals, including transgender women, can also attend. Teams can be 1 to 4 members and may be formed before or during the hackathon. Participants must be in high school or college to attend.
The theme of ByteHacks is social impact. We highly recommend that you find an issue you are passionate about and use technology to solve it! Submission types include mobile apps, websites, hardware hacks, or any other type of software/hardware projects. You must demo at the hackathon to be eligible for prizes.
How to enter
All hackers must register at bytehacks.org to be eligible to participate. Teams can be up to 4 people, and you must submit your project to Devpost by 11:30am on Sept 2nd to be eligible for prizes.
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