HOW IT STARTED
MEET AMANDA, LISY, TAMMY, SARAH & APRIL
In 2014 we ran the first all-women hackathon in the world — by accident.
We were going to tech events, but they were usually held in dark basements where they fed us beer, pizza and energy drinks. Our mates were always happy we came, but they’d ask “why don’t more women come?”. So we designed a hackathon we wanted to go to as an example of how great tech events can be. We had tea and cupcakes. And yoga. And sunlight! We ran the first #SheHacks for International Women’s Day 2014. We tried to find other women and non-binary folk running similar hackathons so we could be their friends. But we looked and looked — and we realised no-one had run one before! We had accidentally run the first all-women hackathon in the world.