What do I need to do to attend?
Please, register for the hackathon on Eventbrite. Since we want to make
sure that those who register also show up, we kindly ask you for a deposit
of 10€ via Eventbrite. The full amount will be transferred back to you after
What if I don’t have an idea or a team?
You shouldn’t be concerned about the lack of an idea or a team. We are organising a kick-off
meeting 1 day before the Hackathon. During the meeting, you will be able to find out more
about the projects, form a team of your own or join an existing one. You will also have a
chance to chat with the members of the closed Slack group that was created for the
Can non-developers also join the event?
Sure! We welcome various professions, like designers, product managers, marketing managers, data
What kind of hackers are you looking for?
We are looking for all kind of IT creative and innovative people: software, hardware, mobile, web
with any coding language. We search for friendly and enthusiastic people with a global perspective.
How much experience do I need?
Anyone is free to apply, but we focus mostly on people with some technical experience. The
applicants will be evaluated fairly and with the use of multiple filters.
What is the official language of the Hackathon?
The official language of our event is English. Of course, you can also communicate in German but
you should keep in mind the non-German speakers. Let’s make sure that no one feels left out.
What do I need to take with me?
First of all, try to come as well-rested as possible. You will need a clear mind and fresh ideas.
Other than this, all you have to bring along is your laptop and a charger. We will take care of the rest.
Will I get to know the API and other participants before the event starts?
Yes, we will organise a kick-off meeting on Friday, one day before the event starts. This way all
the participants will get to know each other. The API will be presented by mentors from each companies during
Are there any prizes?
“Hack like a girl” is all about diversity, collaboration, meeting new friends and exchanging
experience rather than about competition. Thus, prizes are not the focus, just a bonus. We will provide more
detail on the sponsored prizes in the near future.
If you want to encourage more women to work in IT, why is it not a women-only hackathon?
We want to support women to be more present in the IT world. For that we want to encourage women
to take on more jobs in IT and to encourage men who work beside them to be more supportive of that. In our opinion
envolving men in this process is just as important as encouraging women!
Is there a code of conduct for the hackathon?
Sure, we want to ensure that everyone's opinion and work is respeted. All attendees, sponsors and
mentors at the hackathon are required to agree with the following code of conduct. We are expecting cooperation
from all participants to help ensuring a safe environment for everybody. Our hackathon is dedicated to providing a
harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical
appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. Sexual
language and imagery is not appropriate for any parts of our events, including talks, workshops, Twitter and other
online media. Attendees violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from this hackathon and/or any future
meetups at the discretion of the organisers.
What happens with participants projects after Hackathon?
The intellectual property of participants is a highly sensitive issue. The ideas that emerge in the Hack like a Girl hackathon are the property of the participants and cannot be used by the sponsors without prior agreement. However, after consultation with the participants, it should be agreed that your company may use the ideas developed or develop them together with the participants.