Major League Hacking 2020 Hackathon Season PixelHacks IV

The Bay Area's First All-Female High School Hackathon Is Back!
See Our Winners! Join the Interest List for Pixelhacks V
January 25-26, 2020
Qualcomm, 3165 Kifer Rd, Santa Clara, CA 95051

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. We've grown from 70 attendees at PixelHacks I in 2017 to over 170 attendees in PixelHacks III in 2019.


Coming Soon! We'll have a variety of workshops around the basics and latest of the tech world. For planning purposes, the hackathon should last from approximately 9am on 1/25 to 2pm on 1/26.


8:15 AM - Doors Open

9:00 AM - Opening Ceremony

10:00 AM - Begin Hacking!

11:00 AM - AppInventor: Intro to App Development

12:00 PM - iOS: Intro to App Development

12:30 PM - Lunch is served

01:00 PM - Workshops TBA

02:00 PM - AI & Art Workshop

05:00 PM - Women in Tech Panel

06:30 PM - Dinner is served

09:00 PM - Destressing 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 IV survey

12:00 PM - Closing Ceremony + Awards

01:00 PM - End of PixelHacks IV

Frequently Asked Questions

PixelHacks IV will be held on 1/25-26, 2020 (yes, it is overnight). It will be hosted at Qualcomm; 3165 Kifer Rd, Santa Clara, CA 95051.

Registration opened on December 1st! Apply 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!

NEW FOR 2020: Any eligible students not located in the Bay Area may apply for travel grants through Execute Big’s Travel Grant. However, if you plan to fly in, you MUST have filled this form by January 1, 2020! Otherwise, any high school student who identifies as a female may apply and attend. See you there!

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

Joy Liu

Hackathon Co-Director

Tanvi Khot

Hackathon Co-Director

Ria Doshi

Technology Director

Daisy Carmona

Marketing/Outreach Director

Srushti Adesara

Operations Director

Alyssa Umino

Sponsorship Director

Isita Talukdar

Technology Member

Chaitra Raghupathi

Marketing/Outreach Member

Anjali Mathi

Sponsorship Member

Riya Ravuri

Operations Member


Tanupa Thaker

Hackathon Director 2018-19

Eva Prakash

Co-Founder & Technology Director 2016-19

Catherine Yeo

Co-Founder & Executive Director 2016-18

Megan Yu

Sponsorship Director 2018-19

Shrestha Kandpal

Operations Member 2018-19

Khushi Desai

Sponsorship Member 2018-19

PixelHacks IV Sponsors

Interested in sponsoring? Please check out our sponsorship prospectus here and email us at!


Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors


Contact Us

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