June 3-4, 2017

Qualcomm Room, Jacobs Hall


HackXX is UC San Diego's women's hackathon and an empowering place to build great projects. Over 24 hours, women will be given the tools and knowledge to materialize their technological dreams. They will be able to form strong bonds by collaborating with other women in tech, interacting with the the CS community, and engaging with industry representatives from top companies.


What is a hackathon?

A hackathon is a an event where people come together in teams to collaborate on tech projects with a given amount of time, in this case, 24 hours. Prizes are awarded at the end!

Who can come?

Anyone who identifies as a woman, including trans women, gender non conforming women, gender queer people and non-binary people, age 18 and over can hack. If you identify as male, although you may participate, we’d prefer you instead apply later on as a mentor or a volunteer. This hackathon is about bringing women together in a comfortable setting, and we would like men to understand the implications of their participation before deciding to apply.

Why have a women's hackathon?

Only 20% of hackathon participants are women, and we want to build a welcoming environment to encourage women to build cool things. For more information, this article has a great explanation.

Will there be travel reimbursement?

If we get enough interest from students in the LA area, we will send a bus. So make sure you tell your friends to apply! We will not be reimbursing any other means of travel at this time. If this changes we will notify non-UCSD students.

Do I need to be an engineering student?

Nope, all majors are welcome!

Will there be food?

Yes, we'll have free food! Lunch and dinner on Saturday and breakfast and lunch on Sunday will be provided, as well as snacks throughout the event.

What is the maximum team size?

You may hack in teams of up to four. Make sure everyone on the team registers on this website!

What if I don't have a team?

We will facilitate a team mixer at the beginning of the hackathon for you to find team members! However, if you know you want to hack alone, you are more than welcome to do so.

If you don't see the answer to your question, please reach out to hello@sdhacks.io, and we'll help you out!


Saturday, June 3rd

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Check In and Dinner
5:30pm - 6:00pm
Opening Ceremony
Hacking starts
6:00pm - 6:30pm
Team Mixer
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Virtual Reality Workshop
Web Development Workshop

Sunday, June 4th

12:00am - 1:00am
Midnight Snack
2:00am - 4:00am
iOS Workshop by Codepath
7:00am - 9:00am
11:00am - 12:00pm
How to Ace a Phone Interview with Northrop Grumman
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Intern Panel
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Origami Workshop
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Hacking ends
6:00pm - 7:00pm
6:30pm - 8:00pm
8:00pm - 8:30pm
Closing Ceremonies

Sponsors and Partners

Interested in sponsoring? Email us!