HackHer413 is a hackathon for women and nonbinary students hosted at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Over the course of 24 hours, hackathon participants are encouraged to learn new skills, network, and build something that they are passionate about. This student-run hackathon aims to help increase diversity in the tech industry. We hope you can join us!
Get help from mentors
Learn from professionals
Grow your skillset
Discover new industries
Meet students from other majors
Roam the beautiful UMass campus
Get acquainted with new technologies
Build something new
Solve real-world problems
Create your own software
Be proud of what you’ve accomplished
HackHer413’s mission to increase diversity in the tech industry will be present throughout our entire event. Our goal manifests into three categories: empowering, connecting, and inspiring students. From start to finish, here’s how HackHer413 will embody these goals.
Interested in talking to mentors about their career paths? Take a break from your hack and join us for Coffee With Mentors! Throughout the hackathon, we’ll have a space (and provide coffee and snacks!) where participants can sit down and talk to mentors about anything, ranging from advice to the mentor’s career to their favorite programming language!
Being a beginner at a Hackathon can be intimidating. To combat this, we’re creating a Beginner Track! This track provides a schedule full of suggested workshops, events, and resources for beginners to make the most of the 24-hours.
Impostor Syndrome is real. We will have a round table event called Real Talk for anyone to come and share their experience in tech! We will discuss not only the amazing feats by people in the industry but also brainstorm ways to improve inclusivity in the tech world.
A hackathon is an invention marathon. Students come together to build cool software & hardware creations over 24 hours. It’s very beginner friendly.
Nothing. Attending a hackathon is free!
Yes. Only students who are currently enrolled at a college/university or have graduated in the last 12 months are eligible to attend.
Yes! You are able to apply as a volunteer. Volunteers will still have full access to the event in exchange for helping out. However, they will not be eligible to submit hacks for prizes.
The event is being hosted at UMass Amherst in the Integrated Learning Center (ILC).
We will be announcing if we will be offering buses or reimbursements by the end of November. Check our social media for updates!
Honeybees operate in colonies where all the worker bees are female - from the nurse bees to the battle/warrior bees. We thought it was a good representation of women working hard and working together to solve problems!
Major League Hacking is the official student hackathon league in North America & Europe. We work with over 200 Member Events and empower over 70,000 students every year.
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