A hackday for women. Form a team, code all night, create something awesome, and present it to the judges to win prizes.
- What's a hackday?
LinkedIn dedicates one Friday per month to hackday competitions: engineers form teams, work on something they are passionate about, build a 'hack' (a rapid prototype or demo),and present it to the whole company, with the executive staff acting as judges and awarding prizes to the best projects.
Some great resources on Hackdays:
- So what's the DevelopHer Hackday?
A special hackday competition open to the public with the goal of encouraging more women to participate in engineering, hackdays, and entrepreneurship.
- Where will it be?LinkedIn Headquarters2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA
- When is this all happening?
Friday, October 25
- 5:00 pm: arrive, register, mingle
- 6:00 pm: hacking begins!
- 6:00 - 7:00 pm: dinner & pitch your idea
- 11:00 - 11:45 pm: yoga
- midnight: food trucks arrive
Saturday, October 26
- 7:00 am: breakfast
- 9:00 - 9:45 am: yoga
- noon: lunch
- 2:00 pm: hacks are due
- 3:00 pm: judging
- 4:00 pm: winners announced
Childcare provided from 9:00am - 4:00pm on Saturday only
- Who is eligible?
Women of all companies, schools, and ages are welcome. The only requirement is that you bring a laptop and a valid id.
There is a limit of 5 women to a team.
- What kind of hacks are allowed?
Just about anything that will 'wow' the judges is fair game: webapps, mobile apps, desktop apps, data analytics, games, tools, frameworks, optimizations, and so on. Keep it appropriate and legal and we'll be happy.
Finally, just to be clear, the hack does NOT have to be related to LinkedIn in any way. However, if you do need LinkedIn data for something, check out our APIs.
- Where can I find more info?
Head over to the DevelopHer LinkedIn Group to ask questions, discuss hack ideas, and find teammates.