JANUARY 17-19, 2020

MISSION

 

LEARN new skills

MEET fellow coders

NETWORK with industry leaders

BE empowered

Our mission is to advance equity for the female-identifying and non-gender-conforming people in our community through advocacy, education, and philanthropy. Each year we bring hundreds of university womxn together for a weekend dedicated to exploring tech, professional growth, and having fun all while bridging the gender gap. 

Since 1990, not only has the percentage of female computing professionals dropped from 35% to 25% in 2018, but also the percentage of women graduating with a computer science degree continues to decline. We seek to change this percentage, to diversify the playing field, and to help womxn begin their journey in this exciting career. 

We aim to support and nurture womxn of all backgrounds by helping them use Womxn/Hacks as an opportunity to explore tech and develop their current computing skills. With tech talks and workshops designed for people of all levels, we are opening the field of computer science to all womxn, whether they have been coding since birth or have never seen a line of code...

... because empowered womxn, empower womxn. 

 

BOARD APPLICATIONS

 

STAY UPDATED

 

MEET THE TEAM

Executive Team

Mina York 

President 

She/Her/Hers 

4th Year 

Sociology

Leena Z

Co-Vice President 

She/Her/Hers

2nd Year 

Computer Science 

Michelle Su 

Co-Vice President 

She/Her/Hers

4th Year

Computer Science 

Sara Hachemian 

Secretary 

She/Her/Hers 

4th Year

Biological Sciences

Sarina Abrishamcar 

Advisor & Founder

She/Her/Hers

4th Year

Pharmacology & TMP

Logistics Team

Lia Yeh 

Head of Logistics 

She/Her/Hers

4th Year 

Physics & Computing

Gabby Thai 

She/Her/Hers

2nd Year

Communication

& Political Science

Elizabeth Martinez

Volunteer/Venue coordinator

She/Her/Hers

4th Year

English

Ashlesha Govande

She/Her/Hers

3rd Year

Applied Statistics

Yi Xiao Yue

She/Her/Hers

3rd Year

Computer Science

Lidi Yafei

Head of Technology

She/Her/Hers

4th Year

Computer Science

Finance Team

Samhita Honnavalli

Head of Finance 

She/Her/Hers

2nd Year 

Computer Science

Oshin Joshi 

She/Her/Hers 

4th Year

Computer Science

Emily San Juan

She/Her/Hers

2nd Year

Mathematics

Joanna Kim 

Head of Nutrition 

She/Her/Hers

2nd Year

Statistics & Data Science

Marketing Team

Adil Truong 

Head of Marketing 

He/Him/His 

4th Year 

Computer Science

Iris Moini-Nazeri

She/Her/Hers

3rd Year 

Computer Science

Sophie Groenwold

She/Her/Hers

2nd Year 

Computer Science

Phoebe Jin 

Head of Visual Design 

She/Her/Hers 

4th Year 

Art

Hacker Experience Team

Kitty Fung

Head of Hacker Experience 

She/Her/Hers 

4th Year 

Computer Science

Deni Stoyanova

She/Her/Hers

4th Year 

Computer Science

Jennifer Lo

She/Her/Hers

2nd Year

Computer Science

Scuba Diver

Mascot

She/Her/Hers

2nd Year

Aquatic Biology

FAQ

What is Womxn/Hacks?

WomxnHacks is a 36-hour all-female-identifying hackathon dedicated to giving womxn of all backgrounds and fields the opportunity to delve into coding within a supportive and inclusive environment.

What is a hackathon?

A hackathon is a weekend long event in which programmers collaborate in groups of 2-4 to create a project from start to finish. At the end of a hackathon, students showcase their skills and hard work with live demos to present their finished products to their peers and industry professionals.

Who can attend?

Undergraduate and graduate college students. 

 

Do you need to be experienced in coding/programming?

Not at all! There will be two different itineraries for coders with experience and for complete beginners.

 

Do I need to be a Computer Science major?

No! Everyone can attend regardless of degree or experience.

 

Why should I learn to code?

Coding is an indispensable skill for all fields and careers from STEM to the humanities.

 

How much does it cost?

It is FREE to attend!

How about housing?

We have an overnight venue where our attendees are able to stay up all night working on their projects, or to take intermittent naps. 

 

Is transportation provided?

As of now, we do not have the means to provide transportation from other California schools. If you are accepted as a hacker, we will connect you with others from your school attending Womxn/Hacks for rideshare! 

 

Who can be a mentor?

Undergraduate students with experience and graduate students.

 

When can I apply to be a mentor?

The mentor application will be up soon!

What is MLH's Code of Conduct for this event?

Please take a look at this document.

Who is AAUW at UCSB?

American Association of University Women at UCSB is a student organization dedicated to advancing equity for women and girls in our community through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.

 

More questions?

Contact us at womxnhacks@gmail.com.

 

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2020 SPONSORS

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CONTACT US

For other questions and comments email womxnhacks@gmail.com

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