CSUSanMarcos Women’s Hackathon


The Women’s Hackathon is designed to inspire young women to explore the unknown and open doors to opportunities in the tech sector. The 12-hour event is open to all female students, ages 16 and older, who will work collaboratively to design a website, game, or mobile app that addresses a selected real world challenge. No prior programming experience is required and registration is free. There may be up to 6 people in a team. Prior to the event, teams can plan, storyboard, and determine what they want to do and how they will go about building their solution. The only caveat is that no programming is allowed until the day of the event. ​All projects must be submitted to ChallengePost by 5:30 pm. Teams will present their projects to a panel of judges and the whole group. Depending on the final number of teams at the event, each team may have 3 – 5 minutes to present and 1 – 2 minutes to answer questions from the Judge Panel. Projects will be judged in 4 categories: Appropriateness to Theme, User Experience & Functionality, Originality & Impact, and Technical Difficulty.


Hacking will take place in Social & Behavioral Science Building (S.B.S.B.)

8:00am – 8:30am Check-in at SBSB Lobby
8:30am – 9:00am Welcome and opening
9:00am – 9:30am Team formation
9:30am – 5:30pm Hacking

Lunch available at noon
Dinner available at 5:00pm

5:30pm – 6:00pm Prepare for presentations
6:00pm – 7:30pm Presentation of projects
7:30pm – 8:00pm Judges meet, participants network
8:00pm – 8:45pm Awards​

April 25, 2015 at the California State University, San Marcos campus. For more information, go to http://sandiegohackathon.org or contact Dr. Youwen Ouyang