StarHacks is an all-female identifying and nonbinary high school hackathon. Attendees work together to build a project addressing a real-world issue (this year's theme is mental health).

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.

Register here after registering on Devpost.

Schedule

SATURDAY, JANUARY 23

SUNDAY, JANUARY 24
9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM PST: Pre-event Social
9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM PST: Mental Health and Tech
10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM PST: Opening Ceremony
10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM PST: Women in Tech Panel
11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM PST: Skribbl.io Icebreaker
11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM PST: Women in Tech Q&A
11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM PST: Kahoot Icebreaker
1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM PST: Workshop TBA
12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM PST: Intro to Python
2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM PST: Workshop TBA
1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM PST: Teams and Start Hacking
3:00 PM -  4:00 PM PST: Workshop TBA
2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM PST: Intro to App Dev
4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM PST: Submit Hacks
3:00 PM -  4:00 PM PST: Intro to App Dev
5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM PST: Break and Judging
4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM PST: Technology and Society
6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM PST: Awards
5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM PST: End of the day Q&A
7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM PST: Closing Ceremony

 

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Prizes

$1,000 in prizes

TBA (20)

TBA

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

Eligibility
  • Participants: Anyone in high school or university that identifies as female or non-binary.
  • Countries: Worldwide.

Judges

Avighna

Avighna
StarHacks Lead Director

Judging Criteria

  • Technical Diffuculty
    - Is the hack technically difficult?
  • Use Case
    - Does the hack target a real-world issue in regards to mental health?
  • Creativity
    - Does the hack solve a problem creatively?

themes

  • Lifehacks
  • Social Good
  • Healthcare