The wait is over!

After two years of waiting, the first female coders hackathon will take place this autumn.
On the 17th of September the GRAND GARAGE in Linz will open its doors to invite us for a fun day of learning and hacking. Join us and register for our Hackathon-Newsletter to stay up to date!

Women & Girls Hackathon

Join other women and girls in the first free hackathon by and for women in Upper Austria. Regardless of biological sex, professional background and experience, Female Coders and CoderDojo Linz cordially invite all women and girls to join in.

Hosted by Female Coders and the Coder Dojo Linz, our focus is to get women in touch with technology and prepare women to take their next step forward in tech. At the Women and Girls Hackathon we provide you with resources, connections, drinks, and food to fuel your ideas.

 

Tracks

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 if my picture shows a dog or a cat? How can a program even learn such behaviour? We will show you what’s behind it in the Data Science Track.

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.

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. Internet of Things

Attention, here it gets hot 🔥! The GRAND GARAGE not only opens its doors, but also the door to the metal workshop for us! Tatjana Schinko will show you how gas-shielded welding works! Together with her you will weld a small sculpture and of course you can take it home.

Then the IOT Track is the right place for you! In this track we offer you a crash course in programming Arduino or Raspberry Pi, you can use this knowledge immediately to implement your own project idea! If you already have experience you are welcome to bring along complex projects and develop them further.

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!

Welding

Attention, here it gets hot 🔥! The GRAND GARAGE not only opens its doors, but also the door to the metal workshop for us! Tatjana Schinko will show you how gas-shielded welding works! Together with her you will weld a small sculpture and of course you can take it home.  

Agenda


  • Doors open

    08:00


  • Welcome

    08:30


  • 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.

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