PixelHacks V
February 27-28, 2021
The Bay Area's First All-Female High School Hackathon Is Back!
(2021 Update: We are open to girls all over the world now)
See Our Pixelhacks V Winners! Join the Interest List for Pixelhacks VI

"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. PixelHacks has welcomed hundreds of attendees since 2017!



10:00 AM - Opening Ceremony

11:00 AM - Team Formation

12:00 PM - AppInventor: Intro to App Development

12:00 PM - IBM Cloud: Git Cloud Native Applications (Simultaneous)

01:00 PM - UC Davis SWE Impostor Syndrome Workshop

01:45 PM - AI4ALL Workshop

01:45 PM - Data Science and Visualization Techniques (Simultaneous)

03:00 PM - Intro to AI Workshop

04:00 PM - AI & Ethics Workshop

06:00 PM - Women in Tech Panel

09:00 PM - Among Us Tournament


09:00 AM - Submissions due

10:00 AM - Bonding Event

12:00 PM - Closing Ceremony + Awards

01:00 PM - End of PixelHacks V

Frequently Asked Questions

PixelHacks V will be hosted virtually this year via Zoom from February 27 to 28, 2021!

Fill out our registration form here!

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!

We welcome any high school student who identifies as female or non-binary!

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

Women in Tech Panel

Urja Nadibail

Erin Pangilinan

Tarana Damani

Catherine Yeo

Sreeja Nair

Jenna Ritten

Our Team

Srushti is in 12th grade at Cupertino High School. She joined PixelHacks after attending PixelHacks III and was inspired by the community that she built at the hackathon. In the future, she plans on pursuing computer science and hopes to explore maching learning. She's looking forward to leading PixelHacks V this year!

Srushti Adesara

Hackathon Co-Director

Ria is in 12th grade at Monta Vista High School. She's interested in the intersection of AI, its ethics, and business, and hopes to pursue these interests in college. Ria also attended PixelHacks II as a freshman and loved the whole experience. Since then, she's worked to make PixelHacks a better experience.

Ria Doshi

Hackathon Co-Director

Isita is a junior grade at Basis Independent Silicon Valley. Her belief in the power of girls in STEM led her to want to help promote this mission with PixelHacks. She plans to pursue science and technology in college and beyond!

Isita Talukdar

Technology Director

Chaitra is in 11th grade at Monta Vista High School and on PixelHacks Outreach for 2 years. SHe wants to go into UI/UX Design, and is happy to be part of PixelHack's mission of empowering girls in technology.

Chaitra Raghupathi

Marketing/Outreach Director

Riya is in 11th grade at Monta Vista High School. She has been on the PixelHacks team for over a year and is very glad to have the opportunity to make an impact by bridging the gender gap through PixelHacks. In the future, she plans to go into the medical field.

Riya Ravuri

Operations Director

Yana is in 11th grade at Monta Vista High School. She hopes to educate other girls on STEAM-related opportunities and work with other females who prove that success in this field is tangible. In the future, she aspires to become a neonatal surgeon.

Yana Padte

Sponsorship Director

Chloe is in 11th grade at Burlingame High School. She wants to help bridge the gender gap in tech and empower females in STEM to pursue their passions. In the future, she plans on exploring the intersection between design, tech, and AI.

Chloe Yan

Technology Member

Jasmita is in 11th grade at Monta Vista High School. She is excited to be able to inpsire women in STEM and help other girls who are interested in technology as well. In the future, she wants to major in Computer Science.

Jasmita Yechuri

Marketing/Outreach Member

Manasvi is in 11th grade at Cupertino High School. She is very excited to help organize PixelHacks V this year and believes it is very empowering to be part of a female-powered team, especially in STEM. In the future, she plans to join a field that revolves around technology and economics.

Manasvi Lodha

Operations Member


Joy Liu

Hackathon Co-Director 2019-20

Tanvi Khot

Hackathon Co-Director 2019-20

Alyssa Umino

Sponsorship Director 2019-20

Tanupa Thaker

Hackathon Lead Director 2018-19

Catherine Yeo

Co-Founder & Executive Director 2016-18

PixelHacks V Sponsors

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






Contact Us

Email us at info@pixelhacks.com!