CSULB's First Women-Centric Hackathon
Women in Computing is hosting MarinaHacks: California State University, Long Beach's first women-centric hackathon. This free event is dedicated to bringing together women to hone their skills, develop confidence and fill the gender gap within the competitive tech industry.
- Saturday, March 27th, 2021
- 9 AM - 9 PM
- Free Virtual 12 Hour Hackathon
- Prizes for Winners & Attendees
Hosted by Women in Computing
A beginner-friendly and inclusive event for everyone.
Network with new people and grow your team-building skills.
Develop your own project and learn new technical skills.
Deadline: March 25, 2021
REGISTRATIONS NOW CLOSED FOR 2021
- Compete solo or in maximum team of four.
- You do NOT have to be a woman to compete; this event is inclusive to everyone.
- You Will receive email and Discord announcements regarding Next Steps.
- Main platforms for MarinaHacks will be Discord, Zoom, and DevPost, all links will be sent to you.
- Will receive guidance and help from our staff throughout entire event
- All hackers who attend workshops and submit projects will be sent free gifts; we will ask for your delivery address after event.
Preview Upcoming Events for MarinaHacks
Very evidently, the previous years have been filled with tension, animosity, and unfairness. Create technology that brings awareness to issues and makes everyone feel safe in their own skin.
Social distancing and virtual learning doesn’t mean we should be disconnected. Making technology that brings us together.
Social Distancing can be debilitating to mental health. How can we make technology that helps us through these hard times.
With recent events revealing the consequences of climate change, develop technology that protects ourselves and the planet.
Utilize a Google Cloud API within your project, and winners will receive a Patagonia Backpack, waterbottle, and acrylic trophy.
Miss Washington USA 2020 | Software Engineer
Closing Ceremony Keynote Speaker
M'benda's platform is teaching young girls how to code and get into the tech industry. In a field that is 76% male dominated, it can be intimidating for women to feel like they belong. She is the representation that young girls need.
Rae Jillian Rivera
Walt Disney Imagineering Software Developer
Closing Ceremony Keynote Speaker
Rae has been working as a Software Developer for Walt Disney Imagineering since 2017. Prior to Imagineering, she's worked as an undergraduate biotechnology researcher, then interned in a NASA-like start-up working on space missions and flight systems design.
Google Cloud Security & Privacy Engineer
Aditi is embedded in the Security & Privacy Engineering team at Google Cloud. She loves taking part in hackathons especially
digital health with her latest one at MIT.
L3Harris Technologies Software Engineer
Representing L3Harris Technologies, Madison's workshop will focus
on the curriculum students learn during their academic journey in relation to the work they decide to pursue.
And Many More!
Attend to hear from several speakers & panelists
from our mentioned sponsors.
Meet the women who help put MarinaHacks together.
When is MarinaHacks?
MarinaHacks will take place on March 27th, 2021, Saturday from 9 AM to 9 PM.
What events will be hosted during MarinaHacks?
There will be an Opening Ceremony featuring our keynote speaker, four workshops hosted by our sponsors throughout the day, and three socials hosted by the team at CSULB Women in Computing. Refer to this link to view our tentative schedule.
Will the event be entirely virtual?
Yes, MarinaHacks 2021 will be entirely virtual. Our main platforms will be via Zoom, Slack, Discord, and Devpost.
What are the benefits of sponsoring/hosting a workshop at MarinaHacks?
Those that sponsor either with monetary donations or non-monetary such as workshops will receive company outreach & exposure to students at CSULB, be able to highlight your company's emerging products & technology, partake in mentorship opportunities, receive access to the member base's resumes, and most importantly, become an ally for a more inclusive & open tech industry. Please read through our Sponsorship Package here for more info.
What are the prizes for the hackathon winners?
Hackathon winners per each MAJOR category will receive a gift card with a value of $50 or more. Winners for minor categories will be shipped a non-monetary item such as a Raspberry Pi or a journal.
What are the benefits in competing in the hackathon?
Competitors will get their resume and contact information sent to our sponsors. Participating in the hackathon also allows you to partake in workshops and other events with our sponsors. Network with professionals as well as other students.