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An inclusive all-women & non-binary hackathon. 

Applications for FemmeHacks 2024 open now!
What is FemmeHacks?

Celebrating our 10th year, FemmeHacks is a two-day collegiate hackathon hosted at the University of Pennsylvania by the university’s Women in Computer Science chapter. FemmeHacks aims to empower, educate, and inspire women and non-binary people across the nation. After forming teams, attendees build a variety of web, mobile, and hardware applications, learn from workshops, and attend various speaker events. 

Who can attend?

FemmeHacks welcomes trans and cis women, non-binary, and gender non-conforming people of all levels of experience – equality for all! Participants range from students from a variety of schools such as University of Pennsylvania, Princeton, Drexel, Rutgers, Bryn Mawr, Villanova, Temple, Haverford, as well as young talents from Philadelphia high schools looking to break into the tech field. Last year, we had over 300 attendees!

Why attend FemmeHacks?

FemmeHacks is committed to education — we host workshops on topics including GitHub, web development, iOS development, and computer graphics. Attendees can connect with women and non-binary people in tech. Last year, over 87% of our attendees made valuable connections with a fellow student or mentor! We also have free swag for all attendees and company-sponsored prizes for hackathon winners.

How it works


February 23rd

4:30pm - 6:30pm

4:30pm - 5:00pm

5:00pm - 5:30pm

5:30pm - 6:00pm

6:00pm - 6:45pm

7:00pm - 7:45pm

8:00pm - 8:45pm

8:00pm - 8:45pm

9:00pm - 9:30pm

9:30pm - 10:30pm


Self-intro &

Team Formation

Opening Ceremony

Snacks & Team Formation

Intermediate Workshop:

Intro to UI/UX

Intermediate Workshop:

Intro to iOS

Beginner Workshop:

Intro to Git

Beginner Workshop:

Machine Learning

Team Formation &

Speed Dating

Game Night!!

February 24th


8:00am - 9:30am

10:30am - 12:00pm

3:30pm - 4:30pm

4:00pm - 5:30pm

6:00pm - 7:00pm

6:00pm - 8:00pm


8:00pm - 8:30pm


8:30pm - 9:10pm

9:40pm - 10:15pm

Hacking Starts

Office Hours –


Brunch & Boba

Internship Panel



Office Hours

Hacking Stops

Submission Time

Submission Deadline

Demo Fair

Closing Ceremony


Frequently Asked Questions

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What is FemmeHacks?

FemmeHacks is a 2-day long event for women, non-binary people, and historically underrepresented groups to form teams, brainstorm an idea, and build it into execution.

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Who can attend FemmeHacks?

Any women-identifying or non-binary people can attend FemmeHacks.

Register through this link

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I don’t have a team/idea. Should I still register?

Yes! We’ll have team formation and ideation workshops to help you find great people to work with on an idea that excites you. Many past attendees have formed teams or brainstormed ideas during the hackathon – we encourage you to register regardless!

When and where will FemmeHacks be?

This year, FemmeHacks will take place on February 23rd-24th, 2024. We look forward to seeing all of you back in-person on Penn campus this year!

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When do I need to register by?

Registrations will be considered on a rolling basis until February 15th, 2024. After then, we will consider applications if we have the capacity for more hackers. 

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Will there be swag or prizes?

Yes, there will be swag handed out to all attendees at the event! Addtionally, prizes will be awarded to top projects! Attending FemmeHacks is also completely free.

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What kinds of projects have past attendees made?

Past attendees have made all sorts of web, mobile, and hardware applications. View projects that our attendees have built here!

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I don't have that much/any coding experience. Should I still register? 

Absolutely. FemmeHacks is beginner-friendly – plenty of hackers come in without any coding knowledge. We host beginner-friendly workshops, such as Intro to Web Development and Intro to Python, to teach coding from scratch. We have mentors to help you during the hackathon, too!

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If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to email 


Our Sponsors

Interested in sponsoring FemmeHacks 2024? Reach out to, we'd love to hear from you!
Our Team

Our Team


Cherilynn Chow

Director of Logistics


Ani Petrosyan

Director of HackerX


Nora Han



Ximing Luo

Director of Marketing


Maria Ramos

Director of Sponsorship

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