PixelHacks III

The Bay Area's First All-Female High School Hackathon is Back!
See Our Winners Join the Interest List for Pixelhacks V
January 26-27, 2019
EY, 303 S Almaden Blvd #1000, San Jose, CA 95110

In the News

"These students represent the frontier of tech inclusivity and accessibility." -Taylor Fang




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

About 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. In 2017, 70 women attended PixelHacks I. In 2018, 120 women attended PixelHacks II. In 2019, 170 women attended PixelHacks III.



8:15 AM - Doors Open

9:00 AM - Opening Ceremony

10:00 AM - Begin Hacking!

12:00 PM - Virtual & Augmented Reality Workshop

12:30 PM - Lunch is served

01:00 PM - Intro to App Development in Android Workshop

01:00 PM - Machine Learning Workshop

02:00 PM - Intro to Artificial Intelligence Workshop

02:00 PM - Workshop TBD

03:00 PM - Intro to iOS App Development Workshop

03:00 PM - Web Development in HTML Workshop

05:00 PM - Women in Tech Panel

06:30 PM - Dinner is served

09:00 PM - Cup Stacking Activity


12:00 AM - Midnight Snack

07:30 AM - Breakfast is served

10:00 AM - Submissions due

10:15 AM - Start judging

11:30 AM - Judges deliberate, NCWIT Post-Event Survey & PixelHacks III survey


12:00 PM - Closing Ceremony + Awards

01:00 PM - End of PixelHacks III

Frequently Asked Questions

PixelHacks IV will be held on 1/25-26, 2020 (yes, it is overnight). It will be hosted at venue TBA.

Registration is now open! Sign up at this link.

You don't need to have a team formed beforehand - you can form teams during the hackathon. Each team can have 2 to 4 individuals.

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!

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

Any high school student who identifies as a female may apply and attend.

Please register to be a mentor, panelist, or judge here, we'd love to have you!

You should bring a valid ID, laptop, chargers, and other devices you may want to use. Additionally, be sure to bring a sleeping bag, a pillow (if you want), and any toiletries you use.

Women in Tech Panel

Our Team

Tanupa Thaker

Hackathon Director

Eva Prakash

Technology Director

Sandhya Bellary

Operations Director

Megan Yu

Sponsorship Director

Daisy Carmona

Marketing/Outreach Director

Ria Doshi

Technology Member

Shrestha Kandpal

Operations Member

Khushi Desai

Sponsorship Member

Joy Liu

Marketing/Outreach Member

PixelHacks III Sponsors

Interested in sponsoring? Please check out our sponsorship prospectus here and email us at info@pixelhacks.com!



Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors


Community Supporters

Contact Us

Email us at info@pixelhacks.com!