Hackathon 2023 – Vienna Edition

Our next Hackathon will be on May 6, 2023 in the Dynatrace Lab Vienna. 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!

Registration opens in February 2023.

Tracks

As part of the hackathon, we offer various areas in which you can work on your ideas. This year, these are projects in the field of AI, web, and podcasting. If you already have an idea, but it does not fit into the mentioned areas, the free track is the right one for you.

When registering, please choose a track that you would like to work on so that we can plan how many mentors we need per track. The mentors will be available all day for questions. To be able to start the implementation earlier, think in advance on which project you would like to work on.

The projects that were created at the last hackathon are multifaceted, maybe you will find some inspiration here! In the WEB track, we worked on an app that reminds us to water plants, designed a travel blog and implemented a movie lookup tool with connection to the IMBD API.
The projects of the AI track are also impressive: from the analysis of how the pandemic has affected our travel behavior to a classifier that can recognize the sign language alphabet in a live video, great prototypes were developed. 

1. Artificial Intelligence

Have you ever wondered how Google knows if my picture shows a dog or a cat? How can a program even learn such behavior? We will show you what’s behind it in the Data Science Track.

2. Web

You always wanted to create your own website but don’t know where to start? In this track we will work in groups to create your own web projects, whether browser-based games or a portfolio website – everything is possible

3. Podcast creation

Are you a passionate podcast listener and have always wanted to record your own episode? In this track, we make that possible! In a small group we will prepare, record and edit a podcast. Get prepared in advance and come up with a few ideas for your potential podcast.

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!

Agenda


  • Doors open

    08:00


  • Welcome

    09:00


  • Start: Track Choice & Team building

    09:00


  • Hacking

    11:00


  • lunch buffet

    13:00


  • Hacking continued

    14:00


  • Presentation of projects

    18:00


  • Dinner & After party

    19:00

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. smile

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?
Please bring your laptop and charging devices. If you don't have a suitable laptop, you are welcome to borrow one - just let us know when you register and we will prepare a loaner for you.

Bring a lot of motivation, joy and enthusiasm! smile

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.

Do I have to prepare beforehand?

Please start thinking before the hackathon about which projects you would like to work on in your chosen track. If you don't have any ideas, that's okay too. The hackathon will start with a brainstorm session where we will come up with ideas for projects together. However, the more specific the ideas or projects are beforehand, the faster we can start implementing them.

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