PixelHacks II

The Bay Area's First All-Female HS Hackathon Is Back!

Hosted at Medallia

Jan. 27-28, 2018


100% Female

Our mission at PixelHacks is to promote diversity in technology and encourage high school women to see the fun behind computing & technology.

24 Hours

24-hours of hacking, overnight.

$19,572 in prizes

Prizes include scholarships, 3D pens, gift cards, free company licenses, and a variety of other cool stuff!


What is a hackathon?

A hackathon is an event that gathers programmers with different abilities to "hack" and create a  project in a limited amount of time. 

What is PixelHacks?

PixelHacks was founded as the Bay Area's first student-run, all-female high school hackathon. It was a 24-hour, overnight hackathon as attendees work to build a software project that addresses a real-world problem. Our mission is to encourage women to pursue computing and technology and promote diversity in this ever-growing field.

Code of Conduct

We want to make sure that PixelHacks is enjoyable and safe for everyone. You can find the code of conduct below.



  • 9:30 AM   - Doors open
  • 10:00 AM  - Opening ceremony 
  • 11:30 AM   - Lunch + Begin hacking!
  • Afternoon - Workshops
  • 05:00 PM  - Women In Tech Panel
  • 07:00 PM  - Dinner
  • Midnight   - Midnight snack


  • 07:30 AM  - Breakfast
  • 10:00 AM  - End hacking, judging begins
  • 11:30 AM   - Closing ceremony + Awards
  • ~01:00 PM - End of PixelHacks II

Frequently Asked Questions

When and where is PixelHacks II?

PixelHacks will be held on 1/27-28, 2018 (yes, it is overnight). It will be hosted at Medallia; 450 Concar Dr, San Mateo, CA 94402.

How much will PixelHacks II cost me?

This event, including all food, swag, and prizes, is completely free!  

Who can attend?

Any female high school student may apply and attend.

How do I form a team?

You don't need to have a team formed beforehand - you can form teams during the hackathon. Each team can have 1 to 4 individuals.

Do I need any programming experience?

Absolutely not! There will also be workshops where you can improve your skills, mentors throughout the hackathon to help you personally, and you can also learn from other students!

What should I bring?

  • Laptop and chargers 
  • Sleeping bag and pillow
  • Toiletries, toothbrush, etc.


Catherine Yeo

Hackathon Director

Tanupa Thaker

Sponsorship Director

Eva Prakash

Technology Director

Cymeyna McFarland

Marketing/Outreach Director

Monica Bellare

Operations, Technology

Sandhya Bellary

Sponsorship, Operations

Contact Us

For all questions and sponsorship inquiries, please email us at info@pixelhacks.com.

450 Concar Dr, San Mateo, California 94402, United States

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