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Welcome to ProgramHers First Hackathon


Spend the day programming, hear from speakers and Tech companies, engage in fun activities, create a project in a small group with your own college mentor, and much more! Our goal is to host a day-long virtual event where middle-school students can learn how to feel empowered to program for social good. Students will be put in groups with experienced and inspiring mentors to create a practical and technological solution to solve the problem posed.


Saturday January 30th

8:00 am: Welcome Ceremony

8:30 am: First Workshop (Computer Science related)

9:30 am: Outdoor Activity

9:45 am: Second Workshop (Empowerment related)

11:00 am: Break

11:30 am: Third Workshop (Environment related)

12:45 pm: Lunch + Guest Speaker

1:45pm: Hackathon Challenge is announced

2:00pm: Hack away in small groups 

5:30 pm: Hacking ends + Dinner

6:00 pm: Judging + Speaker

7:00 pm: Awards Ceremony


Frequently asked questions

Who can be apart of this event?

Any 7th-9th grader.

Do I need to have coding experience?

No! We realize that is rare for students in middle school to have exposure to coding, which is why we created ProgramHers in the first place. Our hackathon will have opportunities for programmers of any level. While we welcome and love to have students who do have some coding experience, we're also excited to expose teens to the world of tech for the first time!

How do I sign up?

Fill out the application here: Please email with any questions regarding the application.

How much does this program cost?

Nothing! Everyone who is interested in this program should be able to register and join.

What do I need for this event?

Just a computer and an enthusiastic attitude!

What if I don't have acces to a computer?

We are able to provide Chromebooks for students that demonstrate a need for a computer in certain areas. Please email for more information on this.

Do I need to be a girl to join?

Nope! Our classes are open to all students of all backgrounds. We want to give everyone to an equal opportunity to learn code, especially during such an uncertain time.