#SheHacks 2017 - the world's largest all-women Hackathon

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Dream Factory

90 Maribyrnong Street

Footscray, VIC 3011


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#SheHacks is Australia’s largest all-women hackathon – an 18+ event where you make new friends and build a startup together in a weekend. You will find cofounders and build an MVP – a Minimum Viable Product. You don’t have to be technical, but you do have to want to be awesome.

#SheHacks is an initiative of Girl Geek Academy. You are invited to learn new skills, test new business ideas and meet new people to build the internet with.

Unlike other hackathons, you don’t have to pitch to get started. Kicking off on a Friday night, you will be placed into teams of 3-4 and your ideas will come from those teams.

You’ll eat awesome food, spend quality time getting to know other women doing amazing things with technology, and work together to bring something new to life.

So work out whether you’re a hipster (designer), hacker (developer) or a hustler (marketer / communications / sales) and sign up!

Beginning on Friday 14th July at The Dream Factory in Footscray, all #SheHacks attendees will meet and mingle. You will meet your teams, and everyone will begin the ideas process. The Hackathon continues over Saturday as teams iterate, collaborate and build their product or solution.
Sunday is the day for finalising and pitching your startup. We will have break out sessions and help from mentors along the way, so you are fully supported.

What to bring:

  • Laptop

  • Pens / Paper / Notebooks

  • Your willingness to contribute!

Get in quick, because this event will fill up quickly!

Interested in being an event partner? Contact us at partners@girlgeekacademy.com, we’d love to talk!

FAQs about #SheHacks

What is a Hackathon?

An event in which a people meet with the aim to build a startup product or prototype. Working in a team for 48 hours, you will form teams and choose a problem to solve, test your idea and validate whether the problem is worth solving, then getting started on building a solution.

What do the teams look like?

On the Friday night we create teams of 3-4, comprising of at least one hacker, one hipster and one hustler.

What if I sign-up alone or don’t have a group?

Don’t worry if you don’t know anyone attending. Groups will be formed during the event, there will be lots of time to mingle and get to know other attendees. In fact - that's the point :-)

Is there a theme for the event?

No. We find themes can be limiting and instead we want you to create something awesome that is brainstormed from your team members.

Will there be coffee and food?

Yes! We love coffee and food. It's the most important thing. We go to a lot of effort to keep you going, and that means good food and great coffee.

I can't code, can I still attend?

Yes! In fact, a well-rounded team of different skill sets might just give you the advantage! (Think Hipster (designer), Hacker (programmer) and Hustler (marketing and business - growth hacker).

What is your inclusivity policy?

This event intends an inclusive definition of women – if you identify yourself as a woman, non-binary, or other gender minority, then you are welcome. In other words, if you feel like a Girl Geek, then #SheHacks has been created for you!

I can no longer attend - do you offer refunds?

We order name badges, food, special custom merchandise and more months in advance of this event. We don't have the capacity to offer refunds or manage ticket reallocation - it's a nightmare! We go to a lot of effort to make sure teams are matched in a way that will create value for everyone. If you sign up, you show up.

With thanks to our partners:

#SheHacks is supported by LaunchVic and a number of other partners across the Australian Startup Ecosystem.

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