GirlCode Hackathon

  • GirlCode
  • South Africa
  • Jul 09, 2019
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On the occasion of Women's Month, we are calling all women software developers to indulge in the 6th annual GirlCode hackathon, which is basically 30 hours of non-stop programming. The hackathon is open to all females, who will work collaboratively to create a website, game, or mobile app that addresses a selected real world challenge. You can participate in teams of minimum 2 and maximum 4. 

NB: The level of developers that can enter are unemployed female graduates, university/college students or interns/juniors in a company

This year we are in 3 cities:

Saturday, 3 August (08h00) to Sunday, 4 August (15h00)

Cape Town - Workshop17

Durban - Innovate Durban

Johannesburg - TBC

The primary goal of this event is to raise awareness of female technical talent and foster a competitive, yet cooperative, and congenial culture for talented female techies.


Grand prize 1st winners

Grand prize 2nd winners

Grand Prize 3rd winners

2nd runner ups prize

3rd runner ups prize

Throughout the weekend, we will be running social media competitions and giving away several spot prizes incl. Devices, Data, Tickets to industry events.

Don't Miss out on this amazing event to showcase your skills, network and WIN!

Hackathon Themes: This years’ Hackathon will require the participants to develop a solution that talks to technology as an enabler to tackle the UN Sustainability goals.

To read more about the UN Sustainability Goals click here

Check out all the fun from last years hackathon.

Experience level of the applicant we want

Some work experience, Graduate, Undergraduate, College / Sixth form, High School