The Female Coders Hackathon is about to enter its third round!
After two successful hackathons, we are delighted to announce that the Female Coders Hackathon will be taking place for the third time.
On 14th of October, AVOCODO in Linz will open its doors to us for a full day of learning, hacking and fun!
The projects of the last few years are impressive! From apps that remind us to water our plants and help us plan our shopping, to travel blogs and analyses of how the pandemic is affecting our travel habits, there has been a wide variety of projects. And we are sure that this year will be another year of great projects!
What is a hackathon?
A hackathon is an event where people with a wide range of skills come together to work on projects, learn from each other and have fun. It's a chance to collaborate, innovate and create something amazing in a supportive and exciting environment.
Teams are usually formed on the spot and a wide range of talents are needed - from the concept and design to the implementation in code, it all happens in just one day. Whether you're experienced or just starting to get interested in IT, a Hackathon is a fantastic opportunity to create, learn and have a great time together - so go ahead, sign up. 😉
Our hackathon aims to be a safe space for groups that are normally under-represented in IT, that's why our hackathon is for FLINTA*s interested in IT..
At the Hackathon, we all get together and work on our own ideas in small groups. However, if you don't have any ideas, that doesn't mean you can't participate - you might find a local team you want to join or work on a project we suggest!
We will prepare small projects in different areas to get you started and show you what can be done in one day!
1. Artificial Intelligence
How does Google know whether a picture is of a dog or a cat? How can a programme learn such behaviour? In the Artificial Intelligence track, we'll show you what's behind it and how you can train your own image recognition program - there are many use cases for this: recognising images of stars or identifying a city from a holiday photo.
Everyone is talking about Chat-GPT, so we'd like to give you the opportunity to take a look behind the scenes. Together we will try to program a chatbot and train our own language model.
You have your own idea for a Data Science project? Great! Our mentors can help you with the implementation and are always available for questions.
Ever wanted to create your own website but never knew where to start? In this course we'll work in groups on our own web projects - whether it's a browser-based computer game, a portfolio website or a blog for your holiday photos - anything is possible!
3. Internet of Things
The IOT track is about understanding and getting to know the interaction between hardware and software. Whether it's automated control of lights, blinds or the coffee machine, IOT can make things easier for you! In the IOT track, we will try our first experiments in this area - we will program with hardware that we have prepared.
4. Free Track
You have a great idea but it doesn’t fit into any of the available tracks or maybe you even have a project you want to take up again? No problem, that’s what the free track is for! Come up with your own ideas, find others who can support you. Our mentors will support you in the best possible way!
brainstorming & team building
Presentation of projects
Dinner & After party
Frequently Asked Questions
I'm not a programmer (yet). Can I still come?
Of course! The Hackathon is designed to support newcomers with their first programming projects but also to give experienced female programmers the chance to work on projects in a focused way for one day. We want to invite women from different backgrounds and disciplines, as a hackathon requires a wide range of skills - from software development to copywriting to UI/UX design.
In three of our four tracks, we will provide tutorials that explain the first steps in the topic and allow you to implement your own ideas. Our mentors will be there to support you throughout the day. Just bring good mood, motivation to learn new things and joy!
I have never participated in a hackathon before. Can I still participate?
Of course! There is a first time for everything.
Is this a womens only event?
Yes, we invite all women and girls from 15 years old to participate. We focus on promoting female talent in the tech scene which is why this hackathon was planned as a safe place for women and girls to explore the tech industry.
PS.: Of course, trans women are women and very welcome.
How much does it cost to attend?
Thanks to our generous partners and sponsors, this hackathon is absolutely free for participants. The infrastructure and catering to get well through the day will be provided by us.
However, since there are only limited places, we ask you to register reliably online.
What do I have to bring?
Bring a lot of motivation, joy and enthusiasm!
Who are the mentors?
Our mentors are women who work around and in IT – among others as Java or Web developers or Data Scientists. They will always be there during the event. You will also have the opportunity to chat or ask questions with them during lunch or coffee.
Do I have to come as a team?
You can come to the hackathon alone or in a team. However, we ask you to register individually so that we have a good overview of the number of participants.
If you don't have a team yet, that's no problem at all! We will find groups at the beginning of the day of the hackathon.