Program Length: 12 weeks (April through July)
Location: Projects are submitted online and judged virtually
Admissions Req: Any girl between the ages 10-18 or anyone who identifies as a girl is eligible to participate.
Highlight: Are you a girl aged 10-18 from anywhere in the world who enjoys solving real life problems for social good? Then Technovation Girls’ virtual hackathon might be for you! Technovation is about giving girls who are into technology and business the safe space to learn and work on both of their interests together. Being able to combine the difficulties of coding with the mindset of an entrepreneur into building an app to change the world is no small undertaking. At Technovation Girls, participants have the unique opportunity to be involved in a hackathon-like project over a more extended timeframe — supporting not only smaller individual projects, but fostering the possibility for larger impactful ones, as well. Any girl or anyone who identifies as female around the world can participate in this virtual hackathon for free. Participants can either start/join a new group of 1-5 girls within their community or find/start a virtual one with teammates from around the world through their online portal and directory of contestants. Not only that, but each group can find or get assigned a mentor to guide them throughout the creation of their app, and everyone participating can join the workshops that’ll help you learn the basics of iOS and Android app building during this virtual hackathon. This virtual hackathon runs for 12 weeks (registration opens in October, and January marks the official start of the season — submissions close mid -April for the first round of judging). You can start working on your project whenever you’d like (the earlier the better!). There is a junior and senior division for this virtual hackathon so don’t be scared about competing. Within the Technovation Challenge group, if you’d rather work on a project with people close to you, then the Technovation Families competition may be for you instead. The World Summit for this virtual hackathon is held mid -August, which could definitely make for some pretty cool summer plans! Sign up here to save your seat at this techno hub for girls all around the world!