Welcome to SheHacks I!
$450 in prizes
Join hundreds of female and non-binary students online to make your next move in tech. Regardless of your experience, background, or gender identity, turn your tech ideas into reality in just 36 hours.
An alternate competition stream for beginner hackers.
Teams of 4-5 beginner hackers will compete in 3 coding sprints based on our workshops.
Experienced hackers will share their coding journies.
Get the opportunity to share your story and showcase your skills with sponsors and fellow hackers!
Get a chance to network with other participants online.
You will be matched up with one of our sponsors, mentors, or other hackers for a short video chat.
SheHacks was the first hackathon that I attended when I was in first year computer science at Western University. Being in such an inclusive and educational environment around so many incredible women left me with a sense of confidence in my technical abilities that I never felt before.
University of Waterloo
At most hackathons, I've always felt a sense of imposter syndrome and intimidation. SheHacks was a supportive and welcoming event that made everyone, regardless of skill level or gender, feel like they had a place in the tech world.
As a Medical Sciences student making a career shift to tech, the SheHacks environment gave me access to skills and empowering mentors that helped me get my start at an early stage startup.
SheHacks was a great opportunity to participate in my first Hackathon. Since I had no experience coding, I was too intimidated to join a Hackathon...After SheHacks, I felt more confident in my abilities in tech and since have been taking courses and workshops to improve my coding skills!
SheHacks was the first hackathon I had ever attended and it was nothing like I had expected. It was incredibly beginner friendly, I got to see so many cool hacks and innovative ideas, I had the chance to network with tech company reps and attended lots of unique workshops.
University of Waterloo
SheHacks was my first hackathon experience and it did not disappoint! It was such a supportive environment, and everyone was rooting for each other’s success. It was a fantastic opportunity to meet like minded individuals and learn from leaders in the tech community. I came out of the experience with new skills and more confidence in my abilities.
SheHacks IV Keynote, Product Leader of Azure Compute at Microsoft
Erin has contributed to over 15 operating system releases since 1998 - building communities and supporting women is as core to her as operating systems.
SheHacks IV Keynote, CEO of Canada Learning Code
Melissa taught herself how to build websites from scratch when she was 11. She is dedicated to ensuring that women and youth have the skills that they need to thrive in today’s digital world.
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Research Professor at Western University
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Associate Professor at Ivey