Major League Hacking 2017 Hackathon Season

What is SheHacks Boston?

SheHacks Boston is a 36-hour, student-run hackathon open to all female and non-binary students.
Led by women from across Boston's universities, SheHacks is set to be the largest all-female and non-binary hackathon in the world!

The mission of SheHacks Boston is to empower women and femme non-binary individuals in computer science to achieve; provide
them with opportunities to explore the tech industry in an inspiring, encouraging, and energizing environment;
and create a community of inclusivity within the Boston tech industry.

What is a hackathon?


Join a Community of Coders

Need someone to watch your computer while you go snag another piece of pizza? At SheHacks Boston, each participant will receive a mentor who will provide tech and moral support!

Learn How to Code

Coding can be hard sometimes, especially when you are trying to teach yourself. At SheHacks Boston, we offer a variety of introductory, intermediate, and advanced workshops for you to learn about the latest technologies in a safe and supportive environment.

Network with Companies

Come learn about job and internship opportunities from representatives from local start-ups, non-profits, and Fortune 500 companies.

The Team

Advertising & CS
Boston University, 2019

Fiona Whittington


Computer Science
Match High School, 2019

Candace Williams

Assistant Director

Computer Science
Northeastern University, 2019

Sreeya Sai

Head of Logistics

Computer Science
MIT, 2020

Marla Odell

Head of Student Innovation

Business & CS
Boston University, 2020

Natalie Pienkowska

Head of Finance

New York University, 2019

Kendra Levy

Head of Communications

Computer Science
UMASS Boston, 2019

Ira Ceka

Head of Marketing

Computer Science
Tufts University, 2019

Winnona Desombre

Head of Hacker Experience

CS & Design
Northeastern, 2021

Celine Yan


Computer Science
Wellesley, 2020

Head of Transportation

Computer Science
Boston University, 2019

Helen Zhang

Chief Technologist

Frequently Asked Questions

Registration will open on September 12th, 2017 and close on January 12th, 2018.
We welcome female and femme non-binary individuals of all skill levels who have a passion for learning more about technology and are 16 years or older.
We welcome beginners and experts alike! There will be plenty of workshops and mentors available to guide you throughout your 36-hour hacking journey.
Thanks to our sponsors, this event will be free for anyone who would like to attend!
Food from Friday night dinner to Sunday morning breakfast will be all on us! That's right: free food!
We all like to plan to pull an all-nighter at a hackathon, but in case you do get tired, we will provide mattresses for you to sleep on in BU classrooms. We can also match you with a BU student, who can provide you a place to shower and sleep.
Please bring an ID for admission and a laptop to hack on! We will send out a detailed list of what to pack closer to the hackathon.
We will reimburse you up to $250 if you live more than 10 miles of Boston. We will also provide free buses from New York City and several other cities based on where we see a concentration of applicants.
If you do not already have a team or project for the hackathon, do not worry! We will match you with other students with interests and skill levels similar to yours based off your answers to our application.

Want to [design, innovate, create] hack?