Date: January 23-24, 2021
Location: Virtual
 
 
UNTIL STARHACKS

HACKATHON

ABOUT STARHACKS 🌟

StarHacks is an all-female identifying and nonbinary high school hackathon. It is an overnight virtual coding event where attendees of all different coding backgrounds work to build a project addressing a real-world issue (this year's theme is mental health).

 

Our mission is to provide a safe and empowering space for gender minorities in technology to explore coding, regardless of experience. We strive to encourage them to pursue technology and computing, a largely male-dominated field, making us one step closer to closing the gender gap.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 25

 

SCHEDULE

SATURDAY, JANUARY 23

10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM PST

10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM PST

11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM PST

12:00 AM  -  12:30 PM PST

 

12:30 PM  -    1:00 PM PST

   1:30 PM  -    2:00 PM PST

   2:00 PM  -    2:30 PM PST

   3:00 PM  -    3:30 PM PST

   4:30 PM  -    5:00 PM PST

   5:00 PM  -    5:30 PM PST

                        5:30 PM PST

PRE-EVENT SOCIAL

OPENING CEREMONY

ICEBREAKERS

QOOM WORKSHOP

INTRO TO GITHUB

INTRO TO GAME DEVELOPMENT

INTRO TO PYTHON

SAYING YES TO YOUR STEM PASSION

TECH INTERNS PANEL

END OF THE DAY Q&A

MOVIE NIGHT

SUNDAY, JANUARY 24

10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM PST

10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM PST

11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM PST

12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM PST

 12:30 PM  -    1:30 PM PST

   1:30 PM  -    2:30 PM PST

   2:30 PM  -    3:30 PM PST

                        5:30 PM PST

TECHNOLOGY & SOCIETY

INTRO TO PRODUCT DESIGN

SUBMIT HACKS

ZOOM HANGOUT

WOMEN IN TECH PANEL

JUDGING/AMONG US

CLOSING CEREMONY

POST-EVENT SOCIAL

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is a hackathon?


A hackathon is a competitive coding event where coders and tech-lovers come together to create solutions to real-world problems with technology. Attendees work together in teams to create a project addressing the hackathon's theme and have the opportunity to win pizes. Don't have any coding experience? That's totally fine! Hackathons are beginner-friendly environments where you can make new friends, turn some awesome ideas into reality, win prizes, and get free swag!




Do I have to pay?


No! StarHacks is totally free to attend. Just register here to get updated and save your spot to attend the event!




When and where is StarHacks?


Due to COVID-19, StarHacks is taking place virtually on January 23-24th.




What do I need to attend?


All you need to do is to register, have internet access and a reliable computer, and bring your energy!





What is the theme for this year's hackathon?


StarHacks I's theme is mental health! Attendees will be working to code mental health technology, and we will have speakers talking more about mental health as well!




What if I don't know how to code?


If you don't know how to code, that's totally okay! StarHacks is beginner-friendly, and we will have introductory coding workshops to help introduce you to the world of code. We'll also have mentors accessible through the hackathon on Slack and Zoom if you ever need any help.




Who can join StarHacks?


Anyone female-identifying (trans-inclusive) or nonbinary can register and attend StarHacks!




Can I work on a past project?


To ensure fairness, attendees may not use past projects for judging in StarHacks and may only submit projects started after the official start of the hackathon.





 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Pooja Sund
Opening Keynote
2 Time CFO Award Winner
Microsoft Engineering Finance Director
Seattle University Board Member
Women at Microsoft Co-Lead
Toju Duke
Closing Keynote
Google AI Program Manager
Women in AI Ireland Project Manager
Business Advisor, Start-ups Mentor
Refyne Founder

WORKSHOP PRESENTERS

Neha Vinjapuri
Intro to Game Development
Lucy Hao
Intro to Python
Intro to Github
Izzy Lapidus
Saying "Yes" to Your STEM Passion
Madeline Gupta
Technology and Society
Grace Ling
Intro to Product Design

TECH INTERNS PANEL

Caitlin Swanson
Cybersecurity Intern
Idil Ates
Microsoft PM Intern
Victoria Pittard
Scholastic SWE Intern
Google SWE Intern
Gabriela Lugo
 
 

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