redefine the future
ELLE HACKS 2021
JANUARY 15 - JANUARY 17 | YORK UNIVERSITY
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Let us choose for ourselves our path in life, and let us try to strew that path with flowers.
Emilie du Chatelet
CHANGE

Change starts with you

ElleHacks is the largest hackathon created for women and non-binary individuals of all experience levels, it is an event lead entirely by students with a background in STEM fields, proposed to challenge participants from different technical and creative disciplines to collaborate, learn, compete and show off their skills to solve real life problems in an inclusive and safe space.

Show your ambition, proudly

Any skillset is welcome at ElleHacks, and at the end of the hackathon we expect all hackers to leave with a sense of pride in their ability to solve problems. In order to do this, a community of mentors and sponsors will be available to provide tools and experience.

HACKERS

This means you. Anyone willing to take on a problem and collaborate with others to solve it.

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VOLUNTEERS

Be part of something great by joining us in creating an engaging hackathon experience.

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MENTORS

A group of very skilled and friendly people ready to provide help. Who are always willing to talk about coding, technology, science, design and their life experience in general.

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HACKERS

This means you. Anyone willing to take on a problem and collaborate with others to solve it.

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VOLUNTEERS

Be part of something great by joining us in creating an engaging hackathon experience.

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MENTORS

A group of very skilled and friendly people ready to provide help. Who are always willing to talk about coding, technology, science, design and their life experience in general.

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INSPIRE

LEARN FROM THE BEST

We are inviting prominent figures in STEM who will talk about their career path. These are highly distinguished individuals who have excelled in their field and have already crossed some of the hurdles you have ahead of you.

Schedule

January 31

17:00 - 19:00
Registrations
Accolate East 102
19:00 - 20:30
Opening ceremony
Accolate East 102
20:30 - 21:00
Team Formation
Accolate East 102
21:00 - 23:00
Career fair
DB Lobby
21:00 - 23:00
Dinner
Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Building
23:00
HACKING STARTS
Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Building
23:30
Hardware lab starts
DB - Basement
23:30 - 0:30
Telus Challenge Workshop
DB 0016

February 1

0:30 - 1:30
RpaBotPro AI Workshop
DB 1004
1:30 - 2:30
Developer Introductionary Workshop
DB 0016
2:00 - 3:00
Activity - Scavenger Hunt!
DB 1004
2:00 - 3:00
Mid-night snack
Snack Booth DB
3:00 - 8:00
Sleep (or keep on hacking)
8:00 - 10:00
Breakfast
Eatery DB
9:00 - 10:00
Morning Speaker
DB 0016
10:00 - 11:00
Design Thinking
DB 0016
11:00 - 12:00
Resume + Linkedin Workshop
DB 0016
12:00 - 13:00
Intro to Cyber By Deloitte
DB 0016
13:00 - 14:30
Women's Panel
DB 0016
14:30 - 16:30
Lunch
Eatery DB
15:30 - 16:30
Activity - Speed Friending
DB 0016
16:30 - 17:30
How To Stand Out In The Ditial Era
DB 0016
17:30 - 18:30
Telus High School Program
DB 1004
18:30 - 19:30
Activity - Cup Stacking
DB Basement
20:00 - 21:00
Tech Innovations
DB 1004
21:00 - 23:00
Dinner
Eatery DB
22:00 - 23:00
The Perfect Pitch
DB 0016
23:00 - 0:00
Game Night
DB 0016

February 2

0:00 - 2:00
Activity - Werewolves
DB 1004
2:00 - 3:00
Mid-night snack
Snack Booth DB
7:30 - 8:30
Breakfast
Eatery DB
11:00
SUBMISSION DEADLINE
11:30 - 13:00
Lunch and network
Eatery DB
12:00 - 14:30
Judging
11:15 - 12:00
Driving Your Stress Away Gaming Time!
DB 1004
14:30 - 15:15
Active Bystander Workshop
DB 1004
15:00 - 15:15
Head To Closing Ceremony
Accolate East 102
15:30 - 17:00
Closing ceremony
Accolate East 102

Frequently asked questions

Why do we need an all-female hackathon?

Women are underrepresented in the tech world, but it’s up to us women to change that! We are creating a welcoming environment to show that there is a place in tech for every lady out there while building cool projects and sharing stories at ElleHacks.

Do I need any experience in computer science to participate?

Students of all skill levels are encouraged to attend, even if you’ve never written a line of code. We’re prepared to teach you everything you need to learn right here while also supporting the most experienced hackers.

How does a team work?

Teams consist of 4 members. You can always use our facebook group and slack channel to find other individuals who might be your potential team members.

Will transportation be provided?

Yes. We are providing buses to Toronto from Montreal, Ottawa, Waterloo, Hamilton and Mississauga. Travel reimbursements will also be provided. Don't hesitate to contact us should you require travel reimbursement.

Will food and accommodation be provided?

We will be serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, and lots of snacks (all free)! We will have designated area for sleeping purposes, which students will bring their own sleeping bags to sleep. For hygienic purposes, we have included gifts in your tote bag and we also have a shower available if needed! (bring your own toothbrush!)

What should I bring?

You must bring a valid student or government issued ID card for admission. Bring your laptop, charging cables, and a sleeping bag/pillow if that makes you more comfortable for the night. We also recommend bringing toiletries and a change of clothes. Everything else will be provided!

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