Welcome to ProgramHers First Hackathon


Spend the day emerged in the broad field of computer science, hear from guest speakers and Tech companies, engage in fun activities, create a project with assistance your own college mentor, and much more! Our goal is to host a day-long in-person 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 execute the hackathon challenge posed.


Saturday January 29th 2022

8:30: Check-in

9:00 am: Welcome Ceremony

9:30 am: First Workshop (Computer Science)

10:30 am: Snack + Outdoor Activity

11:00 am: Second Workshop (Empowerment)

12:00pm: Lunch + Guest Speaker

1:00 pm: Groups announced

1:15 pm: Mentors lead group in PSA intro

1:45 pm: Hackathon Challenge Announced

2:00 pm: Hack away individually (group members/mentors there to help!)

2:45 pm: Hacking ends + present projects to judges

3:30 pm: Snack break

4:00 pm: Awards Ceremony (Parents/Guardians invited!)

5:00 pm: End of Event


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: https://forms.gle/vfuU4whhAdXsEcYX9 Please email programherssb@gmail.com 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 an ipad/computer and an enthusiastic attitude!

What if I don't have acces to an ipad/computer?

We are able to provide Chromebooks for students that demonstrate a need for a computer in certain areas. Please email programherssb@gmail.com 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.

Do I need to be vaccinated to be a part of the event?

Vaccination or proof of a recent negative covid test is required to sign-up!