Hydra Hacks

Thank you for joining the West Coast's largest hackathon for marginalized genders on June 10-12, 2022. See you soon in Summer 2023!

About Hydra Hacks

Hydra Hacks is an online hackathon from the Bay Area. 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 is a gender-focused event open to high school and college students of marginalized genders!


What is a virtual 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 to participate?

Hydra Hacks is for people of marginalized genders. Cis men are welcome to mentor, volunteer, or judge. The minimum age to participate is 13 years by June 10, 2022. There are no location restrictions!

How much does it cost?

Thanks to our generous donors and sponsors, Hydra Hacks is free to attend. Each participant will receive swag and virtual gifts brought to you by our amazing sponsors.

What if I don't have any experience?

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

What happens if I don't have a team?

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

Do I have to stay online the entire time?

No! You can work on your project anytime during the submission period. Feel free to take breaks, win some prizes at our workshops, and relax.

Supported by

  • Nuro
  • AssemblyAI
  • Balsamiq
  • Product Hunt
  • Digital Ocean
  • XYZ
  • Sticker Giant
  • Wolfram
  • Taskade
  • Interview Cake
  • Streamyard

Interested in being a sponsor for Hydra Hacks? We'd love to chat! Contact us at hello@hydrahacks.org →
We also accept tax-deductible contributions through our donation page.