Major League Hacking 2017 Hackathon Season

What is SheHacks Boston?


The mission of SheHacks Boston is to...


  • Empower women and femme non-binary individuals in technology to achieve
  • Provide them with opportunities to explore the tech industry in an inspiring, encouraging, and energizing environment
  • Create a community of inclusivity within the tech industry

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





What is a hackathon?








WHAT TO EXPECT


Join a Community of Technologists

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.

Solve Real-World Problems

Join us in exploring how we can use our skills to solve real-world problems through technology.

The Team

Advertising & CS
Boston University, 2019
She[Innovates]

Fiona Whittington

Director

Computer Science
Match High School, 2019
She[Learns]

Candace Williams

Assistant Director

Computer Science
Northeastern University, 2019
She[Builds]

Sreeya Sai

Head of Logistics

Computer Science
MIT, 2020
She[Leads]

Marla Odell

Head of Student Innovation

Business & CS
Boston University, 2020
She[Creates]

Natalie Pienkowska

Head of Finance

Media
New York University, 2019
She[Shares]

Kendra Levy

Head of Communications

Computer Science
UMASS Boston, 2019
She[Researches]

Ira Ceka

Head of Marketing

Computer Science
Boston University, 2019
She[Hacks]

Helen Zhang

Chief Technologist

CS & Design
Northeastern, 2021
She[Hacks]

Celine Yan

Designer

Computer Science
Wellesley, 2020
She[Hacks]

Breana Dupree-Jones

Head of Transportation

Computer Science
Wellesley, 2020
She[Hacks]

Nicole Gates

Head of Transportation

Computer Science
Tufts University, 2019
She[Researches]

Winnona Desombre

Head of Hacker Experience

Sponsors


Google

Facebook

RedHat

Bloomberg

BOSTON UNIVERSITY COMPUTER SCIENCE DEPARTMENT

JP MORGAN

BOSTON UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES

Washington Pond Ventures

To learn more about joining as a sponsor, contact Natalie Pienkowska at sponsor@shehacks.io


Frequently Asked Questions

You can register with the form here! Registration will 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.
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.
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 out 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.
We would love to have you join us as a volunteer or mentor! If you're interested to learn more, you can sign up as a volunteer or read about mentoring here.

Check out our [hacker resources]!