Women Uniting to Solve SF Bay Area Challenges
Join the Girls in Tech, San Francisco chapter and Hackbright Academy as we innovate for social change once again! This year, we're tackling topics that deal with the San Francisco Bay Area including (but not limited to) the following:
- Affordable Housing
- Economic Disparity
- Drug Abuse
Hackathons exist to enable the rapid prototyping of a complex problem and provide a range of solutions in a short period of time. By hacking with us, we are aiming to think bigger for global change with tech, whilst also allowing impassioned women to engage in innovation and entrepreneurship within our tech ecosystem.
We are calling all women and men across the globe, including developers, designers, product developers, and entrepreneurs, plus businesses that want to embrace the idea of Social Innovation or initiatives that combine a positive mission with business.
This hackathon is beginner friendly and for participants new to coding or hackathons. However, any and all levels are welcome. No team? No problem - You'll get opportunities to network and connect with like-minded hackers in our community before any hacking begins. Form a team, solve a problem, create something awesome, present it to the audience and win prizes!
Saturday, November 2nd
10 AM - Welcome & Team Formations
11 AM - Keynote
12:30 PM - Lunch
2 PM - Hack!
6 PM - Dinner
8 PM - Hack!
11 PM - 9:30 AM Hack All Night!
Sunday, November 3rd
9:30 AM - Breakfast
10 AM - Hack!
12:30 PM - Lunch
1:30 PM - 1-hour warning
2:30 PM - Hacking stops
3 PM - Pitch & Presentations
5 PM - Dinner & Deliberations
6 PM - Judges award prizes
7 PM - Closing remarks
Any developer, designer, or entrepreneur eligible to enter the hackathon.
Participants must create a prototype or MVP of a new product. The idea of the hack can be conceived previously however all code and work must be completed within the time limits of the event.
Technical (3 points)
Does it work? Lo-Fi vs. Hi-Fi Prototype, Technical effort
Design (5 points)
Easy to Use, Fluid Interaction, Visually Appealing
Pitch (5 points)
1. Solves a clear community or business need 2. Concise and organized presentation 3. Share the mic - more than 1 person should present
Theme/Impact (5 points)
1. How impactful is the solution for the issue you are hoping to help solve? 2. Does it tie back to ‘Hacking for Humanity’?