#SHEHACKS


Startups in a weekend.

Friends for life.

 
 

Match your skills to a team of Girl Geeks and you’ll have two days to create a game of any genre and any platform.

What is #SheHacks?

#SheHacks is the longest-running hackathon series in the world for women and non-binary folk! You will make new friends and build a startup together in a weekend. You will meet people who may become your cofounders. You will be in a room full of people with the right skills to build a company, as we bring together some of the best hackers, hustlers and hipsters from across Victoria. You don’t have to be technical, but you do have to want to be awesome.

I’m keen, but is it for me?

Do you want to learn how to build a great business? Do you like making new friends? Are cupcakes and really good tea your idea of a good time? #SheHacks was created especially for you. Forget crunch culture: at #SheHacks you’ll eat awesome food, spend quality time getting to know other people doing amazing things with technology, and work together to bring something new to life. If you’re a Victorian who identifies as a woman/non-binary and are over 18, you’re invited to apply!

 

Oh cool! How do I get started?

Complete you application on our form down below. We will then register you in our preparation course online so you can learn all about #SheHacks before you arrive at your event. So work out whether you’re a hipster (designer), hacker (developer) or a hustler (marketer / communications / sales) and sign up for #SheHacks!

Problems worth solving.

Get started with forming your very own startup team, gain hands-on experience and learn how to be a founder. We’re looking for people who have some technical skills that can be used to create a startup. Whether you’re an industry veteran or just tinker in your spare time, we’d love to have you join us. Our teams will be divided into three core roles:
  • Hacker – the technical legends who get that coding done
  • Hipster – designers/artists who help make your startup look & feel good
  • Hustler – the all-important producer role to keep everyone on track and bring the project together
We then create teams based on our matching process to ensure you all get the best opportunities to match with potential cofounders.

Morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and dinners included, and we can meet your childcare needs. Register now so you don’t miss out!

We value inclusivity

Let’s be real – we’ve all been to events where the organisers haven’t thought about some of the things our community needs in order to feel welcome. We don’t want anyone to feel excluded or that they should miss out on the fun! We work hard to ensure that our programs are accessible to as many people as possible, and have already committed to the following initiatives. If you would love to join us but have a need that we have not addressed, please don’t hesitate to let us know before signing up at hello@girlgeekacademy.com

  • Live CART captioning during opening and closing speeches
  • Babysitting services for children 3yrs+ (let us know when you sign up!)
  • Dietary needs catered to where possible
  • Gender neutral bathrooms
  • Lactation rooms available (let us know your requirements when you sign up)
  • Pronoun pins provided for all attendees
  • Write your preferred name on your name tag at each event
  • Code of conduct
  • Limited travel / accomodation bursaries available (let us know when you sign up)
  • Free thanks to LaunchVic and the Victorian Government

Did you know we ran the first hackathon for women in the world, right here in Australia?

In 2014 we ran the first all-women hackathon in the world. Afterwards, we wanted to find other women and non-binary folk running similar hackathons so we could be their friends. But we looked and looked – then we realised no-one had run one before! We then thought “if no-one has done this very basic thing to support us, what about the hard stuff? Who’s working on that?” And that’s when we founded Girl Geek Academy as a company and a movement.

Hacker

You’ve got tech or coding skills (on whatever platform you choose) that will get the MVP built. For non-software startups you’ll create the logic and mechanics of the MVP or prototype. We’re calling both front-end and back-end developers!

Hipster

Calling our artists & designers! The look & feel of the startup is your domain. You’ve got a knack for colour choices, adore creative thinking, and work with the Hackers to always make sure that the experience is amazing for your users.

Hustler

Hustlers keep the project on track, on time and oversee that all the elements have been thought of. Bonus points if you have other skills that your team will love – legal experience, creative writing or anything else that could be used to create a startup!

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Let’s make friends and build startups! 

#SheHacks is more than your average hackathon. We find our cofounders. We build our MVP. We’re hungry, confident and ready to grow.

Questions about signing up? Get in touch

Our Program Partners

SheHacks is supported by …

 

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