Exploring the Tech Space Together

Spectra is an organization that hosts bi-annual, full-day events on the west coast for women in tech. Mostly recently, we hosted a women’s hackathon at YouTube HQ in July 2016.

We are passionate about bringing together female students and professionals in tech from all around the world. Our events offer attendees a safe and inviting environment to experiment with technology at any experience level.

We believe that every woman should have the opportunity to excel in computer science and strengthen her technical abilities. The Spectra team invites you to come learn new skills, inspire one another, and build long-lasting connections at Spectra.

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For unanswered questions, shoot us an email at hello@sospectra.com

What events does Spectra host?

The Spectra team hosts two events each year: a workshop day in the winter and a hackathon in the summer. Both of our events are aimed towards women of all technical experience levels, but we especially encourage beginners to come and learn new skills. Our goal is for our attendees to explore computer science and technology - the focus is not on competition, but rather on personal and technical development.

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How can I help?

Spectra events are not-for-profit. All of our events so far have been free to attend, and we hope to have sponsors for every event such that they continue to be free. If you are interested in learning more about how you can help support upcoming Spectra events, please reach out to the Spectra team at hello@sospectra.com.

Check out more sponsorship details here.

Meet Our Team

Christina Cook

Lizzie Siegle

Erica Nguyen
Logistics Lead

Ankita Sharma
Sponsorship Lead

Selynna Sun
Technical Lead

Linda Park
Design Lead

Shivani Gupta
Hacker Experience

Shubha Swamy
Hacker Experience

Diane Phan

Kaitlyn Yong

Vivian Shen


Check out some of our photos from last year's event at YouTube HQ!

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