San Jose, CA
Jan 26, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019
PixelHacks III was founded as the Silicon Valley's first all-female high school hackathon, encouraging girls to solve problems they face using technology. We aim to introduce young women, especially minorities and those from low income communities, to Computer Science and encourage them to pursue it in the future. In the last 2 years, we have empowered over 200 high school women in various facets of tech across the Bay Area. Our event has garnered attention from media publications including Teen Vogue, CSforALL, Code Like A Girl, and Yahoo News.
Provided by Megan and Girls Make Apps

Registration is closed for this program. Please contact the Program Leader for information about a waitlist.

Program Dates & Times

8:15 AM January 26, 2019 - 1:00 PM January 27, 2019 (overnight event, see our website for exact schedule!)


9th Grade
10th Grade
11th Grade
12th Grade


PixelHacks III will be completely free of cost as part of our efforts to increase accessibility and empower as many young women interested in technology as possible.

More About the Program

The theme of PixelHacks III is for all participants to create a technology project that solves a problem in society. In our past programs, students have built projects such as an app that helps manage daily schedules for autistic individuals, a website that spreads awareness of one’s environmental footprint, and a platform that connects nonprofits in need of help with available volunteers. We want our attendees to not only really understand the applications of technology and the potential for CS to change the world, but also be a part of creating that change themselves.

We plan to also use other general programming tools, languages, and curricula to teach attendees web development, app development, and other areas in computer science (such as incorporating APIs, virtual reality, and Artificial Intelligence). In previous programs, we have taught HTML/CSS, Swift/XCode, App Inventor, and use of a variety of APIs.

One of our primary goals is also to ensure that all the high school women see computer science as a potential long-term pursuit. Thus, not only will participants be able to engage with our mentors - college women studying CS and engineers at tech companies - but they will also hear from a panel of five outstanding women with a lot of experience in the tech industry. These panelists will answer questions about their experiences CS in college, being in the tech industry as a woman, etc. Attendees will be able to interact with mentors and panelists with a diverse array of experiences, including women currently studying or working in UI/UX design, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, and software engineering.

For more information, contact Megan.



8:15 AM - Doors Open

9:00 AM - Opening Ceremony

10:00 AM - Begin Hacking!

12:00 PM - Workshop 1

12:30 PM - Lunch is served

01:00 PM - Workshop 2

01:00 PM - Workshop 3

02:00 PM - Workshop 4

02:00 PM - Workshop 5

03:00 PM - Workshop 6

03:00 PM - Workshop 7

05:00 PM - Women in Tech Panel

06:30 PM - Dinner is served

07:00 PM - Photo Booth



12:00 AM - Midnight Snack

07:30 AM - Breakfast is served

10:00 AM - Submissions due

10:05 AM - Start judging

11:30 PM - Judges deliberate, NCWIT Post-Event Survey & PixelHacks III survey

12:00 PM - Closing Ceremony