redefine the future
ELLE HACKS 2021
JANUARY 15 - JANUARY 17 | YORK UNIVERSITY
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I have received many engineering awards, but I hope I will also be remembered as an advocate for the rights of women and children.
Elsie MacGill
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.

open
VOLUNTEERS

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

open
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.

open
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.

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.

What Will I Need?

You must bring a valid student or government issued ID card for admission. Since it is an online hackathon make sure to keep your devices charged and find a comfortable environment to start hacking! These devices can be whatever you have at hand but it is recommended to use a laptop or desktop.

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.