Exploring the Tech Space Together

Spectra is a brand-new women's hackathon coming to the West Coast in July!

This is a unique event bringing together female college students and professionals from all around the world. Spectra offers participants a safe and inviting environment for women to experiment with technology at any experience level.

Every woman should have the opportunity to have an impact in computer science and strengthen her technical abilities. What are you waiting for? Come learn new skills, inspire one another, and build long-lasting connections at Spectra.

Schedule

See additional workshop details here

09:00 AM - 10:00 AM Registration + Breakfast
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Opening Ceremony
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Team Forming
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Introduction to iOS
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Introduction to Android
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM Lunch Served
12:30 PM - 01:00 PM Imposter Syndrome w/ Gloria Kimbwala
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM Getting Started with UX Design
01:30 PM - 03:00 PM Data the Easy Way with Firebase
02:30 PM - 4:30 PM Build a Realtime Web Voting App
03:00 PM - 05:00 PM Building a Personal Website while learning NodeJS and API's
05:00 PM - 6:00 PM iDesign: Wearables on Fleek
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM Dinner Served
06:30 PM - 7:00 PM Mentor Panel
08:00 PM - 09:00 PM Project Demos + Judging
09:15 PM - 10:00 PM Closing Ceremony
10:00 PM End of Hackathon

Hosted at


1000 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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

What is a hackathon?

In this case, the word "hack" describes how multiple technologies can be used together in new and creative ways. Teams will spend the weekend creating a website, mobile app, or hardware creation. The Spectra team believes that the most important aspect of a hackathon is the community it generates and the skills that attendees can take away with them at the end of the event.

What if I don’t know how to code?

Spectra is the perfect place and time to learn! There will be dedicated workshops and mentors to guide you through your first project. Participants are not filtered by technical background. Our focus is on making Spectra a great event for everyone involved. We welcome attendees at any level. After all, everyone had to start somewhere!

What if I don’t have a team or idea yet?

Not a problem! We’ll have team formation and ideation sessions geared towards helping you find people to work with.

What is the cost to attend?

There is no registration fee for this event. Hack space, WiFi access, food, drinks, and swag are all included.

Who can attend?

Anyone who identifies as female and is at least 18 years old can register to hack! If you're not 18, stay tuned for other events tailored to you.

What do I need to bring?

All you'll need is a valid photo ID (a student ID works), your laptop, and your charger. Also, a pillow and some toiletries never hurt anyone!

When will I know if I'm able to attend?

Applicants will be emailed by July 10th (11:59 PM PST) to confirm their attendance. You will have 1 week to claim your spot. If you do not do so by July 16th (11:59 PM PST), we will offer your spot to those on the waitlist. Make sure to check your emails during that week to ensure that you don't lose your spot!

Will there be transportation?

Accepted hackers have been contacted via email regarding transportation options. For those outside of the SF Bay area, unfortunately we will not be able to provide travel reimbursements this year, BUT we will be livestreaming parts of the hackathon and connecting remote participants over Google Hangouts!

Meet Our Team

Christina Cook
Co-Director

Izzy Coronado
Co-Director

Shriya Nevatia
Co-Director

Maggie White
Logistics Lead

Melody Truong
Technical Lead

Natasja Nielsen
Design and Technical Lead

Kathy Nguyen
Design Lead

Cynthia Yin
Marketing Lead

Janet Fang
Marketing Lead

Nadine Perez
Sponsorship Lead

Jay Tolentino
Sponsorship Lead

Ashi Agrawal
Logistics

Brenda Arteaga
Logistics

Christine Pham
Logistics

Cindy Zhang
Logistics

Catherine McMahon
Design and Technical

Anita Souv
Design and Technical

Phyllis Lau
Design and Technical

Christopher Ngo
Technical

Lizzie Siegle
Marketing

Gefen Skolnick
Marketing

Shivani Bhatt
Marketing

Rachel Chang
Marketing

Samanvitha Basole
Sponsorship

Yasmeen Roumie
Sponsorship

Amy Hu
Sponsorship

Maegan Clawges
Advisor / YouTube Coordinator

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