redefine the future
ELLE HACKS 2019
FEBRUARY 1 - 3  |  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.

closed
VOLUNTEERS

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

sign up
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.

join us
INSPIRE

Women's panel

The women's panel discussion addresses important issues relating to women 's leadership paths, the need for cultural and structural changes, the social and economic consequences of persistent gender inequality and how women can shape new leadership and power paradigms in different STEM fields.

Lauren Howe

Industrial Engineering graduate
Entrepreneur
Miss Canada 2017

Drorit Weiss

Math teacher
Rising rapper

Schedule

February 1

17:00 - 19:00
Registrations
LAS
19:00 - 20:00
Opening ceremony
LAS A
20:00 - 20:30
Team Formation
LAS A
20:30 - 21:00
Dinner
BRG Basement
21:00 - 23:00
Career fair
BRG 125 & Lobby
23:00
HACKING STARTS
23:30
Hardware lab starts
BRG Club space
23:30 - 0:30
Browser extension 101
BRG Cafeteria

February 2

12:30 - 1:30
Introduction to JavaScript
BRG Cafeteria
1:30 - 2:30
Web Dev 101
BRG Cafeteria
2:30 - 3:00
Fun activity
BRG Basement & Lobby
2:30 - 3:00
Mid-night snack
BRG Basement & Lobby
3:00 - 8:00
Sleep (or keep on hacking)
8:00 - 10:00
Breakfast
BRG Basement
9:00 - 10:00
Morning with Mina Dezz
BRG Cafeteria
10:00 - 11:00
Design Thinking
BRG Cafeteria
11:30 - 12:00
Deloitte workshop
BRG Cafeteria
13:00 - 14:30
Women's Panel
BRG Cafeteria
14:30 - 15:30
Lunch
BRG Basement
15:30 - 16:30
CAF activity
BRG Club space
16:30 - 17:30
Resume roasting session
BRG Cafeteria
17:30 - 18:00
A New Way of Analyzing Data with RBC
BRG Cafeteria
18:15 - 18:45
Agile & DevOps 101
BRG Cafeteria
19:00 - 19:30
Yoga with Ruka
BRG Cafeteria
20:00 - 21:00
Tech Talk
BRG Cafeteria
21:00 - 22:00
Dinner
BRG Basement
22:00 - 23:00
Mudita's workshop
BRG Cafeteria

February 3

0:00 - 2:00
Activity
BRG Basement
2:00 - 3:00
Mid-night snack
8:00 - 10:00
Breakfast
BRG Basement
11:00
HACKING ENDS
11:00 - 13:00
Lunch and network
BRG Basement & Lobby
13:00 - 15:00
Judging
15:00 - 17:00
Closing ceremony
LAS A

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 to 5 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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