Hackers FAQ

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Have some questions? We might have you covered.

WHY AN EVENT FOR WOMEN AND NON-BINARY INDIVIDUALS?

We know from experience a traditional hackathon can be intimidating. We want to provide a safe and supportive environment where women and non-binary individuals from all backgrounds and experience levels can have a fantastic weekend seeing their ideas come to life, exploring their technical abilities, meeting others and learning.  Check out our blog post on this exact topic.

DO I NEED TO BE A WOMAN TO PARTICIPATE?

Participation is open to anyone who identifies as a woman or a non-binary individual. All participants are asked to include their preferred pronouns on their name tags and use the preferred pronouns of others. 


If you do not identify as a woman or non-binary individual you can be involved as a volunteer or mentor.  


We require everyone to abide by the code of conduct ensuring a safe space for all.  

CAN ONLY DEVELOPERS PARTICIPATE?

No, we need designers, testers, data and people with ideas to join. At the start of the event we will form teams with a variety of skills. 

CAN I PARTICIPATE IF I DON'T HAVE A TEAM?

YES!  We'll form teams Saturday morning giving you a chance to meet people like you and some have fun.  You can come with friends and try to be on the same team as well.

I CAN'T STAY FOR THE WHOLE WEEKEND.

Being a hacker is not be the best spot for you this time.  We do offer other ways of participating. Sign up as a volunteer or mentor so you can still be part of the event.

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DO I HAVE TO STAY OVERNIGHT?

No. We break at 10 pm Saturday night for a good night sleep and reconvene again on Sunday morning at 8 am.

DO I NEED TO BRING A LAPTOP?

Yes and a charger. You may want to bring a mobile device and other hardware specific to your idea or how you work as we may not have it on hand. 

I'M NURSING. DO YOU HAVE A MOTHER'S ROOM?

Yes! We'll have a dedicated mother's room. Please contact us if you have any additional needs.

WHAT ACCESSIBILITY ACCOMMODATIONS ARE AVAILABLE?

We are dedicated to making everyone feel welcome. If you need any specific accommodations, please contact us.

DO I HAVE TO BE 18?

Yes. Participants must be 18 or older.  

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CAN I BRING AN EXISTING PROJECT?

No. This weekend is about starting something new. You can bring an idea you've been thinking about and pitch it. You may not bring an existing project to further the development of that project at this event. 

DO YOU HAVE A CODE OF CONDUCT?

 Yes. It is right here