Postponed to autumn 2020!
The current situation requires that we postpone our hackathon to autumn 2020.
About the Women & Girls Hackathon
Join other women and girls for the first free hackathon from and for women in Upper Austria, regardless of your gender identity, background, or experience level.
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.
You will have the chance to work on fun projects in four different areas:
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.
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
You like electronics? You have been wanting to develop your home automation or start with it for a long time?
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!
Doors open, Registration
Track selection, Introduction, find your group
Lunch time (provided)
Presentations of projects, award ceremony
Dinner (provided), After party
Frequently Asked Questions
I don't know how to code. Can I still come?
Of course! The hackathon is designed for first-time hackers to try something new as well as experienced hackers. We actively encourage people from all backgrounds, disciplines, and majors to attend. In three of our tracks we provide introductions that will teach you everything you need to know. Moreover, our female mentors will be available for help anytime. Just bring yourself, a willingness to learn, and a positive attitude.
I have never participated in a hackathon. Can I still come?
Yes, of course! There is always a first time for everything.
Is this event women-only?
Yes. This event is for all women and girls, and all who identify themselves as one, from the age of 12. As we focus on revealing and encouraging female talents in the tech area, this hackathon is specifically created as a save place for women and girls to exlore the tech industry in a supportive way.
How much is the hackathon?
Due to our genorous and supportive partners this hackathon is 100% FREE. All drinks and food will be covered by us. However, we require a registration from you via Eventbrite in order to plan our resources efficiently.
What do I need to bring?
Please bring your laptop and chargers. If you don’t have one, we can provide you with one – just give us a heads up in the registration form.
Don’t forget to bring your smile and positive attitude
Who are the mentors?
Our mentors are all female and all work in the tech area, e.g. as a Java developer or a Data Scientist. They will be available during the event to help you work on your project.
Do I need to come with a team?
You can come alone or with your own team. Everyone should register individually.
If you don’t have a team but would like one, we will find a team during the event within your track.
Our sponsors make it possible for women and girls to learn, connect and grow.
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