During the event, over 100 participants will form teams of 2-5 people and work together on the sponsored technical challenges or their own ideas.
We invite you to the preparatory event before the hack, which will help you find your feet in this event format. Expect fun technical workshops.
Our hackathon takes place at Kraftwerk, a unique space fueling Swiss innovation and collaboration, every day from 8AM to 8PM. No overnight coding!
Unlock the potential of machine learning techniques to solve your problem.
Build your solutions as decentralized systems.
Wrap it in a neat user interface and present your work. Win a prize.
Turn the prototype into your own business. Lead on!
Typically, over 80% of hackathon participants are male. We recognize that lack of women in this highly collaborative event translates into lost opportunities to grow and lead in the sector that is responsible for the nation’s sustained economic growth.
Women make less than 20% of the ICT specialists in Switzerland; only 14% of executive officers, 8% of top earners, and 4% percent of Fortune 500 CEOs. The world needs more female leaders, hence we designed the first women-friendly hackathon in Switzerland.
We are supported by prominent women in technology.
Watch our video-invitation featuring ambassadors and friends of women++, who explain why we need more women in the fields of artificial intelligence and blockchain, and share their thoughts on the magic of hackathons.
First hackathon? Or not sure about AI and Blockchain? Don’t worry, we’ve got your back! Simply register for the preparatory event! May 26th 2-5pm - Impact Hub Zürich - entry 10 CHF!
The event can happen thanks to the generosity of our partners and sponsors.
Thank you for choosing to contribute to our mission and supporting women to hack and lead on the Swiss market.
women++ is a Swiss non-profit association that educated over 200 ambitious and enthusiastic women. We organize coding workshops, hackathons, and career-related training. We are on a mission to support women in building their careers in fields such as artificial intelligence and blockchain.
A hackathon is actually a crucial learning experience that can help you find your way in tech and improve your skills, or find out which technologies you should grasp to rock the following year. You should definitely apply! We also encourage you to attend the info event three weeks before the hackathon, which will help you prepare both mentally and technically for the hack.
Anybody is welcome, no matter the gender.
The participants can work on their own topics but they need to work in teams of 2-5 people. It might be beneficial to make your project a part of an announced challenge, since then the chances of winning are higher.
Yes! For this we partnered with Youth Intelligence Agency. YIA is a secret agent organization aiming on raising the interest of kids for technology in a playful and fun way. Children as young as 4 years old can play with robots, snapping electronic circuits and intelligent lego pieces, solve riddles and have a lot of fun.
The doors open at 8AM and close at 8PM on both days. The childcare will be available the whole time but you can arrange to bring or pick up your child any time you want.
No, we are not providing accomodation. Please note that the facility will be closed overnight (from 8pm Saturday to 8am on Sunday).
Both is possible! If you come with a team, please make sure that all team members are registered and accepted to the event. If you come alone, there will be a team-matching session which will help you find your team-mates.
Ideally, you have complementary skills. But in general this would depend on the project of your choice.
Please come with your laptop and a charger. You can also bring comfy pants and a yoga mat if you plan to attend yoga sessions. And don’t forget to take your good mood along too!
The team that develops the project is the owner of the project.
No, hackathons are always free for the accepted participants.
Subject to change - check back shortly before the event!
|Time||Saturday, 16th of June 2018||Time||Sunday, 17th of June 2018|
|8AM - 9AM||Doors open, registration of participants||8AM -||Doors open; light breakfast, hacking continues|
|9-9:30AM||Opening session||[11:15-12:00AM]||[Parallel: yoga session for adults]|
|9:30-10AM||Announcement of challenges||12AM-1PM||Lunch|
|10-10:30AM||Team matching||[2-4PM]||[Parallel: coding session for kids by YIA]|
|10:30AM -||Hacking begins||6PM||Project submission deadline|
|12AM-1PM||Lunch||6-6:30PM||Pitch projects on stage|
|[2-4PM]||[Parallel: coding sessions for kids by YIA]||6:30-7:10PM||Tech Talks|
|[6-6:45PM]||[Parallel: yoga session for adults]||[6:30-7PM]||[Parallel: Jury picks winning projects]|
|7-7:40PM||Tech Talks||7:10-7:30PM||Awarding prizes to the winners|
|7:40-8PM||Wrap up & leave the space||7:30-8PM||Wrap up & leave the space|