Hydra Hacks III

📅 Sunday, May 28th
⏰ 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
📍 Arrillaga Family Pavilion (Building C) at Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto, CA

Hydra Hacks is the West Coast's largest hackathon for marginalized genders. Whether you're writing your first line of code or you're an expert hacker, Hydra Hacks is for you. You'll have the opportunity to meet new friends, develop awesome projects, and attend workshops! Hydra Hacks III is a gender-focused event open to high school students of marginalized genders!

🔗 Registration
🔗 Schedule
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Prize Packs & Swag

Tracks: 1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place, Best Empowerment Hack, Best Beginner Hack, Organizers' Choice. Each winning team has the opportunity to choose from these packs! All prizes listed are per team member.

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Selfcare Pack

Fuji QuickSnap Flash Cameras, Satin Eye Masks

😴 🛏️
Good Sleep Pack

Pillow Pets Original, Weighted Blankets

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Food Pack

$25 Cold Stone Creamery giftcards, Shaker Bottles

📚 ✍️
Book Pack

$25 Barnes & Noble giftcards, Magnetic Book Clips

🏋️‍♀️ 🔥
Gym Pack

Gym Drawstring Bags, Charcoal Detox Towels

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Tech Pack

Mechanical Keyboards, Blue Light Glasses

Giveaway Prizes

Squishmallows, Echo Dots, Coffee Bags, 15oz StickerMule Sauces


T-shirt, stickers, pins, and free food for all attendees!


💻 What is a hackathon?

A hackathon is an fun tech event where teams collaborate on a project, or "hack", within a weekend. There will be workshops and mentors to help you learn new things and get help on your projects.

👩‍💻 Who is eligible?

Hydra Hacks is for people of marginalized genders who have been historically underrepresented in technology. The minimum age to participate is 13 years by May 28, 2023.

📚 What if I don't have experience?

Our hackathon is beginner friendly! There will be workshops, mentors, and opportunities to learn new things and get help on your projects!

⚖️ Who will be judging?

Projects will be judged by industry experts from Bay Area tech companies. Judges will provide attendees with feedback, recognition, and prizes for their project.

🎒 What should I bring?

A computer, charger, and a positive mindset. If you don't have a computer, please email for a loaner laptop. Everything else will be provided, including meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks).

🧑‍🤝‍🧑 Do I need a team?

While you do have the option to hack alone, we highly encourage participants to form teams. At the beginning, we'll have team formation activities and make sure no hacker is left out.

⌚ Am I required to stay for the entire event?

No, you are welcome to leave whenever you want! If you are under the age of 18, your guardian has to sign a form (will be sent out closer to the hackathon's date.)

💸 Do I have to pay?

The hackathon is free, thanks to our generous sponsors!

❓ I have a question!

Feel free to reach out by email!

Supported by

Interested in being a sponsor for Hydra Hacks? We'd love to chat! Contact us at email.

We also accept tax-deductible contributions through our donation page.