Welcome to GSBHacks

Girls of South Bay Hacks

July 31, 2021 to August 1, 2021

Register as an attendee by July 30th!

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About

Learn More About GSBHacks

We are dedicated to supporting women in STEM

GSBHacks is a 24-hour, student-run virtual hackathon for girls, non-binary and trans inclusive. We strive to give you the experiences, connections, and resources to pursue the STEM career of your dreams. With our team of passionate high school students, we are fully committed to bridging the gender gap in STEM one student at a time.

This event is absolutely free with workshops and prizes included. We invite you to join us for 24 hours of inspiration and creation while you get the chance to develop your coding skills and network with girls with similar interests.

In the end, our mission is to inspire you to find and pursue your interests in STEM while exploring how your expertise can be applied in the real world.

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GSBHacks Ambassador Program

GSBHacks proudly supports the next generation of young women in STEM through our Ambassador Program, where we offer the best the opportunity the learn about logistical event organization and marketing optimization over the course of two weeks!

Themes

The Pillars of GSBHacks

Use these themes and questions to think of ideas for your project!

Female Empowerment

How can you use technology to foster strong connections between women in STEM and other fields?

Innovation

What makes your project better from other applications that already exist?

Change

Our world has endless problems that need addressing. Does your project address any social, environmental or other issues?

Prizes

Tentative GSBHacks's Prizes

These categories and prizes are not final

Overall 1st Place

Lenovo Tablet

Wolfram Award

Taskade Lifetime Upgrade

Overall 2nd Place

HyperX Gaming Headset

NordVPN 3-Month Plan

Wolfram Award

Taskade Lifetime Upgrade

Overall 3rd Place

HyperX Gaming Headset

NordVPN 1-Month Plan

Wolfram Award

Taskade Lifetime Upgrade

Best Beginner Hack

Wireless Keyboard

NordVPN 6-Month Plan

Wolfram Award

Taskade Lifetime Upgrade

Best Women Empowerment Hack

AsylumConnect Prize Package

Fig Swag

Wolfram Award

Taskade Lifetime Upgrade

Best Environment Hack

Rocketbook Smart Reusable Notebook

Grassroots Ecology Prize Package

Fig Swag

Wolfram Award

Taskade Lifetime Upgrade

Best Health Hack

CVS Prize Package

Fig Swag

Wolfram Award

Taskade Lifetime Upgrade

Best Web App with Qoom Challenge

1-year Pro Plan package

Invitation to Qoom Creator Group

Feature on Qoom Project Gallery

Raffle

Product Hunt Shirts

Art of Problem Solving Coupons

NordVPN Coupons

XYZ Website Domains

1Password Families

Free GSBHacks Swag

GSBHacks Sticker

Branded Sticker Pack

Certificates of Completion

Limited Stock and International Shipping not Guaranteed

Free Sponsor Swag Bags

Maxim Swag Bags

T-Mobile Swag Bags

CVS Swag Bags

Limited Stock and International Shipping not Guaranteed

Free Hacker Plans

Repl.it Hacker Plan

Interview Cake Full Coding Interview Prep Course

Qoom Starter Plan

Balsamiq Cloud

echoAR Premium Access

Taskade Unlimited

Wolfram|One License

Fig API Early Access

Schedule

Our Preliminary Schedule

All times are in Pacific Time

Saturday 7/31
Time Event
9:00 AM Opening Ceremony
10:00 AM Hacking Starts and Team Building
11:00 AM Intro to HTML and CSS by Qoom
12:00 PM T-Mobile Career Panel: Women in STEM
1:30 PM Intro to Microcontrollers with Maxim
3:00 PM Intro to Python
5:00 PM Perfect Your Pitch
6:00 PM Little Machines Can See! An Introduction to (Embedded) Machine Learning
7:00 PM Dinner
8:00 PM Hacker Hangout and Games
9:00 PM 12 Hours Remaining
Sunday 8/1
Time Event
9:00 AM Submissions Due
10:00 AM Judging Starts
8:00 PM Closing Awards Ceremony

F.A.Q

Frequently Asked Questions

  • A hackathon is a 24 hour coding competition where attendees have a chance to attend workshops, win prizes, and create original projects while networking with mentors and participants. Some projects are often designed to solve real world issues like social conflicts, environmental harm, and healthcare while others focus on personal interets like video games. Hackathons are an outstanding medium to showcase your coding skills and exhibit your STEM expertise for college applications and job applications. Learn more about hackathons here.

  • GSBHacks welcomes middle school, high school, and college students who identify as female or non-binary.

  • GSBHacks is 100% virtual.

  • This event is completely free.

  • You only need your computer, a Wi-Fi connection, and a passion for coding!

  • Not at all! All levels of programming experience are welcome. Our workshops and mentors will provide you with all the knowledge you need to know to make your own project. GSBHacks is the best place to start or continue your hackathon journey!

  • Teams can range from one to four people.

  • Ask your friends and classmates! Many people do not know about hackathons, and others who specialize in project management, graphic design, and business pitching can strengthen your team. We will also be having team formation opportunities during GSBHacks.

  • You can create a project based on any theme, from social good, female empowerment, games, and more. It is up to you what you want to create. Your project can be software or hardware; feel free to use different mediums like apps, websites, or more. Be creative!

    While you can start brainstorming ideas for your project, you cannot start coding until GSBHacks starts.

  • Thank you for your interest in supporting GSBHacks. We have an ambassador program for women in middle school, high school and college here. If you would like to host a workshop, send judges, or sponsor us, please contact us at GSBHacks2021@gmail.com.

  • Yes. Our code of conduct is the same as the MLH code of conduct. Learn more here.

  • Feel free to contact us at GSBHacks2021@gmail.com. You can also message us on Instagram and Facebook!

Team

GSBHacks Team

Clarissa Li

Lead Organizer

Shivani Belambe

Sponsorships Director

Swetha Rajkumar

Public Relations Director

Deeksha Badala

Marketing

Sania Jain

Marketing

Sponsors

GSBHacksSponsors

Platinum Tier

Gold Tier

Silver Tier

Bronze Tier

Community Sponsors

GSBHacks is dedicated to supporting young women in STEM through hackathons, workshops, and social media. Through GSBHacks, you can make an impact on the next generation of coders while introducing your product to aspiring young women in STEM. If you would like to support our cause, either through sponsoring, hosting workshops, or sending judges, please email us at GSBHacks2021@gmail.com.

Check out our sponsorship prospectus here!

Volunteers

GSBHacks Volunteers

Alexandria
Balde

Workshop Host

Qoom Intro to HTML and CSS

Jake
Carter

Workshop Host

Maxim Integrated Intro to Python Intro to Microcontrollers

Galicia
Gordon

Workshop Host

Leading Learners Perfect Your Pitch

Kristopher
Ardis

Workshop Host

Maxim Integrated Little Machines Can See! An Introduction to (Embedded) Machine Learning

Amanda
Chew

Judge

Unity Channel Marketing Manager

Kiae
Seong

Judge

Qoom CEO

Brendan
Falk

Judge

Fig Co-founder and CEO

Carla
Maynard

Judge

CVS Health Sr. Director, Enterprise Digital Engineering

Monica
Goel

Judge

CVS Health Sr. Director, Digital Engineering Accessibility

Avni
Srivastava

Mentor

Entrepreneur Enhanceyaa

Pratyush
Raj

Mentor

Student Cochin University College of Engineering

Aaryan
Kapur

Mentor

Student IIT Madras

Spriha
Ghosh

Mentor

Student University

Moumita
Purkayastha

Mentor

CVS Health Director of Engineering

Jessica
Chiu

Mentor

Compass Digital Labs Digital Strategy Manager

Sydny
Axler

Mentor

Compass Digital Labs Sr. Communications Manager

Contact

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