#SheHacks 2014

#SheHacks

2021

Startups in a weekend.
Friends for life.

MAKE FRIENDS,
BUILD STARTUPS.

#SheHacks is the longest-running hackathon series for women and non-binary folk in the world, which began when Girl Geek Academy ran #SheHacks in 2014.

#SheHacks is about supporting teams to partner on, develop and build their own startup over the course of a fun-filled weekend. It’s an event for women/NB of all skillsets, backgrounds and interests who want to build new technology.

#SheHacks participants spend a weekend with experts, meeting potential co-founders and building out their minimum viable product (MVP). The series is followed by an ongoing connection to the Girl Geek Academy community where we support each other to bring our tech to life.

PROBLEMS
WORTH
SOLVING.

It all begins with the first step. Get started with forming your very own startup team, gain hands-on experience and be a leader.

Whether you’re an industry veteran or just tinker in your spare time, we’d love to have you join us.

Girl Geek Academy’s flagship program, #SheHacks, is the longest-running hackathon series for women and non-binary folk in the world, supporting teams to partner on, develop and build their own technology over the course of a fun-filled weekend.

Our teams are composed of 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 collaborators.

Program partners

SheHacks is supported by LaunchVic.

And we literally wrote the book on hackathons!

Get to know Hamsa, Eve, Niki and Maggie in this new book series published by Penguin Random House. In “The Hackathon” this girl gang discover their skills as hackers, hustlers and hipsters and work together to build an app (or two!). “The Hackathon” is based on a real-life #SheHacks and is a great way to learn more.

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.

#SheHacks 2014