PixelHacks VI
Date: March 26-27th, 2022
The Bay Area's First All-Female High School Hackathon Continues to Empower!
(2022 Update: Virtual Hackathon is Confirmed!)
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"These students represent the frontier of tech inclusivity and accessibility." -Taylor Fang

hack·a·thon

[hak-uh-thon]

noun

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!


Schedule


Saturday (All times are in PST)

10:00 AM - Opening Ceremony

11:00 AM - Team Formation

11:00 AM - Workshop with Anjana Manian from DIYA Research

12:00 PM - Intro to Android App Inventor Mobile App Dev with Isita

12:00 PM - Intro to Apple Swift Mobile App Dev with Aanvi

01:00 PM - Intro to Web Dev workshop with Gavin Hung

02:30 PM - Workshop with Fatima Taj from Yelp

03:00 PM - Women in Tech Panel

04:15 PM - AI4ALL Workshop with Isita

05:00 to 08:00 PM - Independent Work time

08:00 PM - Workshop with Krish Munot from Freight Train

09:00 PM - Movie Watch Party!


Sunday

06:00 AM - Zoom Meeting Opens - Last Minute Work Time

10:00 AM - Final Submissions Due

11:00 AM - Hackathon Bonding Games

01:00 PM - Closing Ceremony

02:00 PM - Pixelhacks VI Ends

Frequently Asked Questions



PixelHacks VI will be hosted virtually this year via Zoom from March 26 to 27, 2022!!

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 swag and prizes, is completely free!

We welcome any high school student who identifies as female or non-binary! Since we are virtual international and national applicants are encouraged!

Women in Tech Panel

Richa Arora

Erin Pangilinan

Saphonia Foster

Fatima Taj

Sreeja Nair

Sarah Feldman

Our Team

Isita is a senior 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

Hackathon Co-Director

Yana is in 12th 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

Hackathon Co-Director

Aanvi is in 11th grade at Irvington High School and has been on PixelHacks Technology this last year. She loves to spend her time her time competing in hackathons and volunteering at non-profits. She hopes to help empower and contribute to the female tech community.

Aanvi Koolwal

Director of Technology

Riya is in 12th 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

Ankita is in 10th grade at Presentation High School and on PixelHacks Sponsorship for 1 year.

Ankita Sundar

Sponsorship Director

Chloe is in 12th 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

Jennifer is in 12th grade at Silver Creek High School and on PixelHacks Marketing for 1 year.

Jennifer La

Marketing/Outreach Member

Jasmita is in 12th grade at Monta Vista High School. She is excited to be able to inspire 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 12th grade at Cupertino High School. She is very excited to help organize PixelHacks VI 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

Suranjana is in 12th grade at Cupertino High School and on PixelHacks Sponsorship for 1 year.

Suranjana Sooraj

Sponsorship Member

Emily is in 10th grade at Harker High School and on PixelHacks Operation for 1 year.

Emily Kwan

Operations Member

Advisors

Srushti Adesara

Hackathon Co-Director 2020-21

Ria Doshi

Hackathon Co-Director 2020-21

Catherine Yeo

Co-Founder & Executive Director 2016-18

PixelHacks VI Sponsors






Contact Us

Email us at info@pixelhacks.com!